How much plastic do you spot in the canal? Download CrowdWater

why?

The plastic soup: Sea creatures have their stomachs full of it and so do we. We consume about one credit card of plastic per week. The ingredients of the plastic soup come from us: (open) garbage bags next to the container, menus from the restaurant terraces, confetti and cups from parties near the canal, and plastic bags from the market.

Share your observations of plastic in the water via the app CrowdWater. This way we learn more about the hotspots of plastic in the water and we can prevent it from reaching the sea and contributing to the plastic soup.

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Spot plastic litter in the water and share your observations

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Join the litter fishing to clean-up the litter and examine it in more detail. Join the team!

Litter fishing

Join also a canoeing session to examine the plastic waste in more detail and to clean up the canals.

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Plasticvrije terrassen
August 1, 2020

Plasticvrije terrassen

Lekker chillen op een terras? Zonder je zorgen te maken over wegwerpplastic dat de grachten inwaait? Dat kan in Leiden. De terrassen van Brasserie De Poort en Tanoor, aan de Haven, zijn vanaf 1 augustus 2020 geheel vrij van wegwerpplastic. Lot en de Walvis sluit aan per 15 augustus. En Logica, aan de Stille Rijn, was al vanaf de oprichting in 2014 single-use plastic vrij.

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Postercampagne Corona-afval
July 12, 2020

Postercampagne Corona-afval

De gracht is een afspiegeling van menselijke activiteiten. Vroeger hadden we na grote evenementen een zee van plastic bekertjes, maar door de inspanningen van Canal Cups behoort dit beeld tot het verleden. Na de uitbraak van Corona weet de gracht ons opnieuw een spiegel voor te houden.

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We need no nets, we need a neat solution
July 1, 2020

We need no nets, we need a neat solution

Thousands of plastic nets spread from the Lammermarkt all the way to the open sea. Plastic Spotters call for a plastic-free alternative to replace the turf in Leidsch Dagblad.

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This project arose from questions from residents of Leiden. In honour of the 444th anniversary of Leiden University, this project was set up partly thanks to the financial support of Leiden University and the municipality of Leiden.