Updated: Jan 17, 2020

After five years of cleaning rivers from plastic pollution, educating people and creating products with recycled plastics, we've decided it's time for a change. To make our actions and ambitions more clear, the brand name CLEAR RIVERS is registered and launched.

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. CLEAR RIVERS is currently working on an international approach to retrieve marine litter in rivers before it reaches the seas and oceans.

Education about plastic pollution, the causes, and needed solutions, is given at all levels of the educational system. The problem is tackled at its core with a long-term approach, by educating the next generation of professionals to resolve this issue within the next decade(s).

Awareness is increased among the 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 the housing situations in less developed areas.

Updated: Jan 17, 2020

Our brand new developed Passive Litter Trap is premiered at the Dutch Design Week! This renewed design will increase our national and international impact to prevent plastic litter to enter seas and oceans. The Litter Trap will be installed in rivers and ports to directly stop plastic litter in their flow.

Recycled Island Foundation retrieves plastic litter in rivers and ports since 2014. The recovered plastic is recycled into valuable new products such as Litter Traps.

The Litter Trap redevelopment is supported by the Audi Environmental Foundation. Acting towards a plastic free sea together!

Updated: Jan 17, 2020

In most of the areas where plastic pollution is highly concentrated also the housing situation is poor. People live in slums and have a high demand for durable shelter. The bricks can be used as building blocks to make many modular and circular designs. Each brick is made of 1.5 kilos of 100% recycled plastic with dimensions of 200x100x135mm (LxBxH).Recycling plastic litter into housing turns the environmental problem into a benefit for the local population. It shows the potential and value of circular re-use.

This project is a collaboration of:

Recycled Island Foundation with UniBrick: https://www.consciousdesigns.nl/unibrick

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