Anne Marieke Eveleens

Anne Marieke Eveleens is COO at The Great Bubble Barrier. She has an M.Sc. in Neurobiology and experience in the corporate environment. Anne Marieke focuses on company strategy and the research The Great Bubble Barrier performs. She co-founded The Great Bubble Barrier with Saskia Studer and Francis Zoet. They have known each other for ten years and became friends teaching sailing classes at the same sailing school.

Anne Marieke Eveleens's Project

Great Bubble Barrier is a long tube placed on the riverbed with small holes through which air is pumped. This creates a vertical barrier of bubbles from the riverbed up to the surface. This barrier blocks plastic debris from floating downstream. By placing the barrier diagonally in the natural river flow we guide the waste […]

Anne Marieke Eveleens's Tweets

馃毎 We are attending the #UN2023 Water Conference in New York, 鈥渁 once-in-a-generation opportunity to accelerate progress towards universal access to safe water and sanitation by 2030."


Two-thirds of the plastic in our oceans comes from rivers and canals 馃寠 @Bubble_Barrier captures waste plastic before it escapes from our waterways 馃毌

Learn how: 馃挧#WorldWaterDay

We can agree that plastic doesn't belong in rivers.馃挧But have you ever wondered how plastic pollution ends up in rivers in the first place?
Our latest blog post details the most common ways plastic leaks into our environments.馃憖

Every year, more than 8 million tonnes of plastic ends up in the world鈥檚 oceans. @Bubble_Barrier, a solution co-founded by Francis Zoet, Anne Marieke Eveleens and Philip Ehrhorn, intercepts plastic waste before it reaches the sea - using bubbles! 馃

3 reasons why you should vote in the upcoming Provincial Council & Water Authority elections next week to get cleaner rivers. 馃嚦馃嚤
#ProvincialeStaten #waterschapsverkiezingen

Who are the women that inspire you?

Meet some of the incredible women in our #EarthshotPrize family that are helping to repair our planet with their groundbreaking innovations 猬囷笍

#InternationalWomensDay 馃挌

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