With the STOP! Plastic Academy we spread our (micro)plastic knowledge based on our research findings, experiences and scientific papers. Our Train-the-Trainer program enables school children and company representatives to spread the acquired knowledge to their colleagues, customers and peers.
In a Train-the-Trainer program, we educate STOP! Plastic Academy Coaches on the topic of (micro)plastics. We strive to provide the coaches with methods and knowledge to raise awareness about (micro)plastic pollution and to guide children and adolescents in building local STOP! Stations – solutions to stop plastic entering nature.
Together with regional groups of children, adolescents and adults, we clean riverbanks, lake areas, forests and beaches. The clean ups are followed by lessons on how the waste got there and how this can be prevented. The participants learn ways to avoid waste and concrete hands-on actions to protect nature.
Together with the Ocean College, we operate a research sailboat to train young adults to become STOP! Plastic Coaches. On a six-month journey they will learn everything about microplastic pollution first-hand, do beach cleanups and create their own Stop! Stations.