Plastic Origins


Timothee Baschet

15 Jun 2021

Plastic Origins, a Surfrider Europe program, invites volunteers on a river quest to monitor inland plastic pollution and build local solutions to prevent it from reaching the Ocean.

To combat this, we’ve developed Plastic Origins, a program that combines science and sport to monitor plastic pollution in rivers. Using Microsoft’s geolocation software, anyone can monitor Europe’s river pollution to help build a comprehensive map which identifies high pollution areas and possible causes. With this data, we raise awareness among local authorities to influence change that stops plastic pollution at its source.