Updated: Jan 17, 2020

The team of Recycled Island Foundation joined this year’s river cleanup with Pet Kupa along the Tisza river in Hungary.

The Tisza is one of Danube’s most beautiful yet polluted tributaries. It begins in Ukraine, flows almost entirely through Hungary and then enters the Danube in Serbia.

The boat race, a lifetime adventure organized by the Hungarian NGO Plastic Cup, contributes to clean the river and its shores, to increase awareness and to build a solid network of experts. This is done by allowing volunteers to sail with boats made with recycled plastic for more than 80 kilometers and to collect plastic litter along the Tisza.

This year, we shared the paddles with the ICPDR (International Commission for the Protection of te Danube River) and were awarded the second prize. Throughout the boat race, more than 10 tons of plastic litter have been collected and a significant impact towards plastic-free rivers has been made. We cannot wait to take part in the next boat race and we are inviting you to join us!

See here the vlog of day 1.


We are happy to share the news we are celebrating our 5 year anniversary this month.

Within this period, we worked on the retrieval and reuse of plastic litter in multiple locations. We opened our 140m2 floating park, made out of recycled plastics. We placed Litter Traps in Brussels, Rotterdam and the Indonesian island Ambon. We organized cleanups in and around Rotterdam with many amazing volunteers.

We are excited to share our experience and knowledge worldwide to stop the further pollution of seas and oceans. Plastic will keep on floating into our ocean through rivers, if we don’t act now. We are inviting you to join us in our mission, whether through new partnerships or a donation. Read more about getting involved on our page:


Together with Audi Environmental Foundation, we 3D-printed seating elements from recycled plastic.

We had the chance to showcase the sofa at the Audi Cup in Munich, to raise awareness among the supporters about the problems that come with plastic pollution, but also to show the possibilities of the valuable material.