Are you a real Plastic Pirate? With the Plastic Pirates Quiz 2023, school classes and individuals tested their knowledge about the Plastic Pirates and Plastic pollution. The quiz period is over and the winners have been notified. We are thrilled that many people and school classes from all over Europe did the quiz. A big thank you to everyone who did the Plastic Pirates Quiz! You can find the quiz resolution here.
Plastic Pirates Quiz - Our Group Winners
Spotlight on: “Superheld:innen des Wienflusses”! The Austrian school class took part in the Europe-wide Plastic Pirates Quiz and answered all questions correctly – as the only ones among all participants. They proved to be real Plastic Pirates and true superheroes. Congratulations! Read the whole article here.
Plastic Pirates in the spotlight: EuroNews covers the initiative in a TV clip
Catch the Plastic Pirates — Go Europe! on @euronews, making waves as they combat plastic pollution through citizen science! These young change-makers are not only cleaning rivers but also contributing to vital research.
The fascination with the ocean and rivers, together with their importance as a guarantor of species diversity, know no bounds. But plastic pollution on beaches and riverbanks in Europe also doesn’t stop at man-made borders. For this reason, avoiding micro- and macroplastic in the environment, a scientific approach to this challenge, and researching sustainable materials are tasks which we Europeans must take on together.
Plastic Pirates – Go Europe! is a European Citizen Science campaign, in which school classes and youth groups collect plastic samples from streams and rivers and document their findings. The collected data is then analysed by scientists and researchers. In this way, young European citizens are making an important contribution to researching the state of European rivers and the extent and pollution caused by plastic waste.
Are you interested in the Plastic Pirates campaign and want to learn more?
Are you interested in preliminary results of the Plastic Pirates campaign?
Read through the results page to learn more about plastic waste pollution in our rivers and waters.
Would you like to know more about how the European Commission supports this project?
To learn more about Horizon Europe and the Mission Restore our Oceans and Waters by 2030, click here.
And help us close gaps in the existing research on the amount of different types of plastic waste. The fight against pollution from plastic waste, for cleaner water and for preserving natural resources for future generations in a united Europe can be a success only if we – the citizens – actively support joint political initiatives in the places we live.