Everybody enjoys sharing Haarlem's water, it forms the historic heart of our city. The river and canals are our playground. We sail, we swim, we relax by it, we enjoy its beauty. It is our lifeline – we depend on it and nature depends on it. But we are polluting it. An increasing amount of our plastic waste unfortunately makes its way into the water, and then flows into the North Sea and contributes to the harmful plastic soup. That is not our intention, is it?
We started an initiative inspired by Penguins. With help from the enthusiastic and caring people of Haarlem we aim to keep our nest clean. This summer we begin to fish the plastic waste out of our river and canals, and everybody is welcome to join us aboard our electric sloop. Together we can keep Haarlem's water clean, today and in the future.