Empower yourself (and your organization) with knowledge about plastic pollution!

What’s the situation with plastic pollution?


”With his lecture during our lunchbreak, Thomas blew us away with a story of adventure, harsh reality, hope and positivity. We were left behind, shocked by the consequences of the huge environmental problem that plastic pollution has become, but at the same time with a feeling of wanting to do even more than we at Eosta are already doing, and realizing that preventing plastic pollution can be very easy.” – Volkert Engelsman, CEO @ Eosta

”Our students were very inspired by the visit of By the Ocean we Unite, leading to a record-breaking annual beach clean up and different plastic projects being initialized at our school.” – Wim Keereman, International School of Stavanger, Norway


 photo credit: Stephan kate photography (shot at Omniversum, The Hague)

Want to hear our story and learn more about one of the greatest environmental issues of our time and what we can do about it? Book one of our experts for a lecture on plastic pollution at your organization or event!

Our lecture can be given in Dutch or English and contains:

  • The history of plastic
  • How much plastic are we producing?
  • What are the qualities of plastic? (why ‘Plastic Fantastic’?)
  • Plastic life-cycle
  • How does plastic end up in our oceans?
  • What happens then?
  • What are the effects on the environment and organisms?
  • What is the trend?
  • What can we do about it?
  • optional: the story of By the Ocean we Unite



 Thomas van Thiel – founder 


Karl Beerenfenger  – co-founder


 Dr. Nanne van Hoytema – research coordinator