The Baltic Sea Waste Campaign – a wake-up tour

The Baltic Sea Waste Campaign (BSWC) was a roadshow visiting ten locations around the Baltic in 2012 to draw attention to marine waste and environmental issues. Folke Rydén Production (FRP) was producing video and multimedia materials, while the Keep Sweden Tidy Foundation was acting as project manager and marketing the campaign, which was being supported by BalticSea2020 and the Nordic Council of Ministers.

Due to kick off at the beginning of July, the roadshow run through summer and autumn 2012, informing and engaging politicians, media and the general public around the Baltic on the precarious state of our inland sea. Both newly produced and previously filmed material was presented, including Folke Rydén and Mattias Klum’s ten-year Baltic Sea Media Project with the prize-winning documentaries For Cod’s Sake and Dirty Waters, and Joakim Odelberg’s widely debated documentary Ghosts in the Baltic Sea. Scientists and researchers was also on hand to share their experience.

A website was produced for the project with information about the BSWC and the roadshow, as well as a blog where people could follow the progress of the project. Click here for the project website.

BSWC have contributed to awareness raising about marine waste and environmental issues both locally and regionally.

The BSWC has visit the following locations: Mariehamn, Turku, Helsinki, St Petersburg, Tallinn, Riga, Gdansk, Copenhagen, Visby, Simrishamn, Kalmar and Stockholm.

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Project status

Start: 2012-05
End: 2012-12

Project manager

Folke Rydén (Folke Rydén Production) & The Keep Sweden Tidy Foundation



2012-05-02 - Press release
BalticSea2020 supports campaign highlighting marine waste and environmental issues


Conrad Stralka