The reason for the clean-up hardly needs to be mentioned:  the streets, parks, forests and canals of Rotterdam are full of litter. For Erasmus Clean Wave the biggest problem is that the plastic eventually enters the ocean through the waters. “This is a huge threat to biodiversity.”

EM reporters Alp and Ferayed stepped on the boat with the students to fish for plastic together.

You did not explicitly consent to placing cookies, so we can’t show you this embedded media. Consent to view the media inside the EM website by clicking ‘I agree!’. Read more on our privacy page.