Ride the wave of change

Conquer the waves with the world's first recyclable & reclycled surfboard. Beautifully designed & 100% sustainable.

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OUR BELIEF

We believe in a world without new plastic. And we really love surfing. That’s why we turn plastic waste into beautiful new products for surfers. We also educate and empower people around the world to recycle plastic and make the world a cleaner place.

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RECYCLABLE & RECYCLED SURF EQUIPMENT
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EDUCATING ABOUT PLASTIC THROUGH UP- & RECYCLING

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Merijaan is built on two foundations. Surf uses plastic waste to create awesome surf equipment. Social educates people about recycling and creates awareness for plastic as a resource by setting up local value chains.

WHO WE ARE

We’re surfers, lovers, engineers, thinkers, activists, designers and developers. We change the world little by little, wave by wave, day by day. We’re working towards a world without new plastic production. Inspired by the Precious Plastic movement, we recycle plastic waste into new, beautiful and durable products.

MEET THE MERIJAANS

We’re always looking for like-minded people to strengthen our team and create a cleaner environment. Appreciation and respect are major elements of our company culture, because we believe that a happy team is the key to success.

Gianna

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CEO
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Success Manager
René

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Engineering

Isabella, Chief Creative Officer

Who are you and what do you do at Merijaan? 

I am Isabella. Dancing Warrior and co-founder of Merijaan. I am responsible for everything design related. My studies in furniture design and my time as a businesswoman are a big help there.

Tell us about yourself!

I love creating things. Whether it's making music, baking a cake or developing a surfboard that revolutionises the surfing world. I also like to go for walks.

Why are you with Merijaan? 

From records to crown caps, I've always loved reusing raw materials. And I find it scary how plastic waste is slowly taking over nature. I want to change that and make people rethink the way they’re using plastic.

What do you enjoy about working at Merijaan?

We work on many different projects and we have a great team. That's what I enjoy the most: fighting together for a plastic-free world.

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Co-founder

Gianna

Co-founder

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Who are you and what do you do at Merijaan? 

I am Gianna, co-founder and CEO of Merijaan. I make sure Merijaan keeps on riding the wave of success - strategic and money wise. And I make sure all the things that no one else does get done ????😉

Tell us about yourself!

I love sports in nature. Vaulting, arco yoga, kitesurfing, everything! I studied industrial engineering and worked at Bombardier and Capgemini among others. In 2016, I presented the first idea for Merijaan in a social venture competition at the UN in New York.

Why are you with Merijaan?

During a semester abroad in India, I saw so much poverty and plastic waste that I really wanted to do something about it. After many failed attempts, we found a solution with Merijaan that addresses both problems.

What do you enjoy about working at Merijaan?

Standing in the workshop, melting plastic while listening to loud techno with Isa! And our team is simply the best. I'm always impressed and inspired by the great work everyone does. There are a thousand little things I enjoy about working at Merijaan.

Mona, Success Manager

Who are you and what do you do at Merijaan? 

I am Mona and I take care of what is acutely needed at the moment. I process email requests and support the practical implementation in our workshop. In addition, I have made it my mission to give Merijaan a reach, especially among the younger generation.

Tell us about yourself!

I am always looking for change and new experiences. I love action and interaction with people. It's important to me that I see meaning behind what I do.

Why are you with Merijaan?

It often gives me a headache how many problems there are in the world and the associated feeling of never being able to eliminate them all. Especially how our planet is ruined by the ruthlessness of humans makes me sad. Merijaan is contributing to a more sustainable world and I want to be part of that.

What do you enjoy about working at Merijaan?

For me, it was amazing to be integrated into the team right away. The interaction with each other is great and I love the feeling of doing something meaningful.

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René

René, Engineering

Who are you and what do you do at Merijaan?

I'm René and I run Merijaan's technical department. Product development, feasibility, conception - that’s all on my plate.

Tell us about yourself!

I've been boarding since I was little - in the snow, on the water, everywhere. That's where I feel free. I recently started mountain biking again - pure adrenaline! I used to work in technical design in the automotive industry.

Why are you with Merijaan? 

Plastic is not waste, but an important resource. Industry and politics do nothing about littering because it seems unprofitable. That's exactly where we come in with Merijaan - and prove that change is possible.

What do you enjoy about working at Merijaan?

The wonderful team and developing products that are not only trimmed for profit, but also for meaning... The social aspect of what we do is incredibly important to me!

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