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Exciting news! CLEARS RIVERS is now registered in Vietnam. It’s a big step for our development in the country and it will allow us to further reduce the amount of plastics entering the seas and oceans.

It’s also the perfect time to introduce Thuy Vo (Teddie), our Project Manager in Vietnam. Teddie is a Junior Project Manager with a demonstrated track record of success in managing complex environmental, tactical urbanism, and youth capacity-building projects over the past five years. As a native of the Mekong Delta, Teddie has a deep personal passion for protecting the environment of the region and preserving the inherent beauty of the Mekong River. During the early days of CLEAR RIVERS' arrival in Vietnam, Teddie played a pivotal role in engaging stakeholders, navigating legal processes to enable the introduction of the Litter Trap into Vietnam, and leading all project-related activities in the country. Teddie currently serves as the official representative of CLEAR RIVERS in Vietnam, leveraging their extensive skills and network to advance the organization's mission to protect the world's waterways.

If you have any ideas for projects in Vietnam and you want us to work with you, feel free to reach out to her at

At the moment, our 1st Litter Trap is already produced and awaiting in Thailand for shipping to Cần Thơ. Stay tuned for further updates!

Last March, CLEAR RIVERS presented its collaboration with Hogeschool Rotterdam and Stichting Technasium to Dutch Minister Micky Adriaansens from the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate to highlight the value of collaborations between businesses and the educational system.

CLEAR RIVERS educational program stimulates:

- Awareness creation of plastic pollution among the young generation.

- New innovations to stop plastic pollution.

- Professional education for the next group of young professionals.

We're delighted to hear that the Dutch Ministry will increase its budget to € 210 million to upscale the collaboration between education and companies. This increased support will hopefully pave the way for a brighter future, where businesses, educational institutions, and government bodies work hand in hand to address environmental challenges and create a more sustainable world for generations to come.

We are excited to announce that we have recently installed a new Litter Trap in Westdorpe, along the Gent-Terneuzen Canal! The installation will prevent plastic pollution from reaching the Western Scheldt and eventually the North Sea.

The Litter Trap is a passive device using the water current and wind to capture floating debris. The recovered plastics will be analyzed, monitored and made available for recycling. As part of CLEAR RIVERs' educational program, we will work on this project together with students.

Within the 1st week, the Litter Trap already captured 1m3 of floating debris!

We would like to express our deep appreciation to our invaluable sponsors and partners— Heijmans, Coca-Cola Europacific Partners in the Netherlands and Rijkswaterstaat—for their collaboration, without which this project would not have been possible.

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