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Upcycled Litter Traps


Rotterdam (NL)

In Rotterdam, we developed three passive Litter Traps to efficiently retrieve the plastics from the New Meuse and the Schie. 


Schiedam (NL)

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 model LT5 with a 265-meter-long boom, the longest boom in the Netherlands. 


Westdorpe (NL)

 In the Gent-Terneuzen Canal, we have just installed one of our Litter Traps. The installation will prevent plastic pollution from reaching the Western Scheldt and eventually the North Sea.


Port of Rotterdam (NL)

In the Sint Laurenshaven we placed another Litter Trap to retrieve plastic debris and to prevent these plastics from entering the North Sea.

The placed Litter Trap is CLEAR RIVERS latest version LT5B. A passive system with a new addition of an inner basket for swift emptying. The basket can be lifted to the upper quay, where it can easily be emptied and the plastic turned over for recycling.


Brussels (BE)

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.

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Budapest (HU)

The Litter Trap implementation in Budapest is the result of a wide and successful collaboration between different national and international partners.

The plastics collected by the floating Litter Trap will be monitored and analyzed in their recycling potential for the production of new durable products. 


Breda (NL)

CLEAR RIVERS placed the first Litter Trap in Breda, the Netherlands.
The Litter Trap is positioned in the river Mark close to Belcrum Beach. 
It will collect floating plastic and prevent it from entering the North Sea where it would reach the plastic soup. 
Thanks to two floating booms, the Litter Trap guides riverine litter into the collecting basket which will be emptied on a weekly basis.  



Dambovita (RO)

CLEAR RIVERS placed the first Litter Trap in Romania, in the Dambovita river.
The Litter Trap prevents plastics from reaching the Danube River and eventually the Black Sea.

The Litter Trap is designed to daily collect up to 5 cubic meters of plastic. 

The retrieved plastics will be recycled into new and durable products.


Oradea (RO)

We installed our 2nd Litter Trap in Romania, in Oradea (in the Crisul Repede river).

With the 2 floating booms, the majority of floating waste will be go in the Litter Trap instead of entering neighboring countries such as Hungary.

The partners were present and we inaugurated a brand-new location. 

Thanks once again, with these strong and fruitful collaborations with our local partners, CLEAR RIVERS will install more Litter Traps in the near future.

Litter Traps made with locally available materials

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Ambon (ID)

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.

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Sandakan (MY)

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.

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