Plastic Whale was founded in Amsterdam in 2010. It’s a social enterprise with a mission: to rid the waters of the growing global problem called plastic waste.
It also wants to inspire others to take action, and create an ever-growing movement of individuals, businesses and government agencies that, through its main activities are fighting for plastic-free land and sea. The organisation now owns a fleet of 13 boats – made from the recycled plastic they have fished up. These are being used to remove even more plastic waste from local canals.
Plastic Whale also turns trash into furniture. Designed by LAMA Concept, a leading agency specialising in sustainable design, and produced by Vepa in the Netherlands.