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  Marius Smit

Marius Smit

Frontrunner in the field of the circular economy and social entreprise
Languages : English, Dutch

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  • Innovation and Creativity
  • The power of action
  • Circular economy and social entreprise

Marius Smit is regarded as a frontrunner in the field of the circular economy and social entreprise. Marius is the founder of Plastic Whale, the first professional plastic fishing company in the world, and co-founder of WasteBoards, skateboards made of plastic bottle caps.

Marius started 5 years ago with a challenge to build a boat made of plastic waste. Today Plastic Whale is a fast growing company with a fleet of 6 design boats made of recycled Amsterdam canal plastic. The company organizes plastic fishing events on the canals of Amsterdam for a great variety of target groups, from businesses to school kids. Plastic Whale recycle the plastic waste those people fish from the canals into design boats. It is Plastic Whale’s ambition to copy their activities to other cities in Europe and around the world.

Recently Marius recently co-founded a new company WasteBoards that creates skateboards from plastic bottle caps. WasteBoards will collect plastic bottle caps at the events and will turn them into beautiful, unique skateboards on site. The companies’ higher aim is to start WasteBoard Bakeries in poor areas around the world where locals can create economic value from plastic waste.

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Marius Smit is regarded as a frontrunner in the field of the circular economy and social entreprise. Marius is the founder of Plastic Whale, the first professional plastic fishing company in the world, and co-founder of WasteBoards, skateboards made of plastic bottle caps.

Marius started 5 years ago with a challenge to build a boat made of plastic waste. Today Plastic Whale is a fast growing company with a fleet of 6 design boats made of recycled Amsterdam canal plastic. The company organizes plastic fishing events on the canals of Amsterdam for a great variety of target groups, from businesses to school kids. Plastic Whale recycle the plastic waste those people fish from the canals into design boats. It is Plastic Whale’s ambition to copy their activities to other cities in Europe and around the world.

Recently Marius recently co-founded a new company WasteBoards that creates skateboards from plastic bottle caps. WasteBoards will collect plastic bottle caps at the events and will turn them into beautiful, unique skateboards on site. The companies’ higher aim is to start WasteBoard Bakeries in poor areas around the world where locals can create economic value from plastic waste.

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