Lectures

Plastic soup, solutions and building a foundation

Lectures

We’ve had thousands of people attending to our lectures worldwide, here’s what some of them said:

”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, #1 on the 2018 Dutch sustainable 100 list and 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

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 photo credit: Stephan de Haas 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 an informative and inspiring lecture on plastic pollution and By the Ocean we Unite!

Our lecture can be given in Dutch or English, and from primary schools to multinationals.

info@bytheoceanweunite.org

Pricing

Regular rate: €750-€1000

NGOs & educational institutes: on request

Plastic soup: causes, status, consequences

  • 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

Plastic soup: what can we do about it?

  • Overview of plastic soup worldwide
  • What can you do in your in daily life?
  • How can you move the industry?
  • How casn we influence (local) politics?
  • optional: the story of By the Ocean we Unite

The full BTOWU-story

  • Overview of plastic soup worldwide
  • What can you do in your in daily life?
  • How can you move the industry?
  • How can we influence (local) politics?

Speakers

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 Thomas van Thiel – founder 

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Karl Beerenfenger  – co-founder

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 Maarten Erich – research coordinator