Recycled Island Foundation introduces CLEAR RIVERS; a new brand name to outline our all-inclusive approach to marine litter.
Recycled Island Foundation is brought to life in 2014 to find an active approach to worldwide plastic pollution in open waters. To make our actions and ambitions more clear, CLEAR RIVERS is registered and launched in 2020.
CLEAR RIVERS outlines the five elements of our approach towards plastic pollution;
Cleanups are organized to remove plastic litter from rivers and to involve the local population and organizations.
Litter Traps are installed in the Port of Rotterdam, the Port of Brussels and the Indonesian island Ambon. We are expanding our approach internationally, to retrieve marine litter in rivers worldwide before it reaches the seas and oceans.
Education about plastic pollution, the causes, and needed solutions are given at all levels of the educational system. The problem is tackled at its core with this long-term approach, by educating the next generation of professionals to resolve this issue within the next decade(s).
Awareness is increased amongst local population and organizations, to involve them in acting towards a plastic-free sea.
Recycling is used to give new value to the plastic litter we retrieve, and to prevent the plastics to be littered again. Durable new products are created with recycled plastics, such as our Litter Traps, a floating park, furniture and building materials for the improvement of housing situations in less developed areas.
Together, this creates an overall, all-inclusive approach towards marine litter.
Although CLEAR RIVERS is new as a brand, the organization benefits from five years of experience in plastic retrieval, recycling and education. In Rotterdam (the Netherlands), Brussels (Belgium) and Ambon (Indonesia), successful projects are already ongoing with Litter Traps, cleanups, education and a range of circular products developed such as Litter Traps, a floating park, furniture, and building materials.
CLEAR RIVERS is a brand name of Recycled Island Foundation, a registered non-profit organization in the Netherlands.