Upcycled Litter Traps
The Wilhelminahaven tidal park in Schiedam is still one of the most polluted harbors within the Rotterdam port area; that's why CLEAR RIVERS installed the first Litter Trap LT5 with a 265-meter-long boom, the longest boom in the Netherlands.
CLEAR RIVERS successfully installed a Litter Trap in the harbor basin of Brussels after a positive test phase. The Litter Trap is emptied twice a week and the average amount of waste collected is 1.5 cubic meters per month. The Litter Trap is located at 6 Place des Armateurs, 1000, Brussels.
CLEAR RIVERS started a pilot project in Overijssel with the aim of retrieving, monitoring, researching, and recycling plastic from the river IJssel.
Throughout the pilot, the plastic litter will be monitored for quantity, composition, and type of plastic.
Litter Traps made with locally available materials
Indonesia has the world’s second-biggest share in mismanaged plastic waste: 80% of ocean plastic pollution comes from land sources, due to inadequately disposed waste. In 2017, CLEAR RIVERS started the installation of passive Litter Traps in highly polluted waters overseas. Together with local organizations, CLEAR RIVERS realized Litter Traps from low budget, re-used local materials.
Together with its partner Future Alam Borneo, CLEAR RIVERS placed two Litter Traps in Sandakan, Malaysia. The two Litter Traps are prototypes built with local materials and are located in the areas of Berhala Island and Sim Sim water village. With these two prototypes, we are retrieving plastic and collecting data about its quality and characteristics to set up a recycling scheme.