Plastic Playgrounds want to clean the Ocean from fishing net pollution and create sustainable and circular sports and sport events.
We designed a new sport called Beachaton. Beachaton is the first circular sport in the world using only waste materials to make Beachaton equipments. The Beachaton paddles and nets will be made out of fishing nets. Like this if give this waste a value again and create incentives to clean the ocean from this dangerous waste.
The beachaton peddles will be made from recycled fishing nets and dolly rope, A high quality plastic called HDPE 2 which is hard, firm and available in lots of beautifull colours and therefore a perfect material for our Beachaton peddles!
The story of fishing nets waste
Fishing nets are the deadliest type of plastic pollution in the oceans. This has got to stop!
An estimated 640.000 tons of fishing nets end up in the ocean yearly, causing a worldwide environmental disaster. Being four times more deadlier than other marine debris, ‘ghost nets’ are resposible for killing
hundreds of thousands marine animals likewhales, giant
manta rays, sea turtles, manetees and ocean going
birds. This has got to stop!
Many countries with fishing industries generate fishing gear waste. The main port of The Netherlands, the Port of Rotterdam, collects for example around 300 tons of fishing net waste each year. These
nets remain at the waste collector because there is no working infrastructure to process and recycle them. This while these
nets are made from a high quality that is easy to recycle. It is time to include these plastic fishing net waste into the circular economy and make new beautiful products out of them.
Beachaton ‘Dare to beach different’
What is the game of Beachaton and how do you play it. Check it in this video!
Create awareness, provide education and contribute to a healthy society.
The Beachaton experience will be a cleanup on at the beach and its coastal waters. The plastic waste we collect we will directly recycle with our mobile recycling machine. Like this we make recycling tangiable for society. Ofcourse we will make Beachaton paddles and play a nice tournement of Beachaton to close the day. Dare to Beach Different
Setting up the Recycling infrastructuur for fishing nets
Dare To Beach Different Cleanup tour.
Social sport program for poor communities
Olympics Tokyo and other sport events
Be the first to get a Beachaton Experience!
Do you want to play for a clean ocean and sponsor our cause? Book a beachaton experience or buy the game of Beachaton.
We have a great team who have a deep connection to the ocean and to sports and sustainability.
Tim de rooij
Tomas van der Heijde