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Updated: May 29

We placed another Litter Trap in the Sint Laurenshaven! This will allow us to retrieve even more plastic debris and prevent it from entering the North Sea.

The Sint Laurenshaven is a highly polluted harbor in the Port of Rotterdam. There, the South West wind blows the floating debris into the corner of this harbor. CLEAR RIVERS' Litter Trap captures and retrieves the plastic in this corner, preventing the litter from floating further and towards the North Sea.

The Litter Trap installed is our latest version, the LT5B. This version consists of a passive retrieval system with the addition of an inner basket to facilitate swift emptying. The basket can be lifted to the upper quay, where it can easily be emptied and the plastic can be recycled. This installation is done for AVR, which works to keep the harbor clean of plastic litter.

Check out the video below for more information:

This is CLEAR RIVERS' second Litter Trap in the Port of Rotterdam. In 2021, the largest Litter Trap in the Netherlands was installed in the Wilhelminahaven at the request of the City of Schiedam.

More Litter Trap placements are scheduled for Indonesia and Vietnam. Stay tuned!

Updated: Jul 10

Last week CLEAR RIVERS officially finalized the agreement with Coastal Conservancy Organisation (CCO).

The objective of the MoU is to express the willingness of CLEAR RIVERS (CR) and Coastal Conservancy Organisation (CCO) in a partnership to carry out land-based ocean-bound debris clean-up operations in selected environs in Ghana."

CCO is very excited and happy about the collaboration with CLEAR RIVERS and the impact expected to be made with regard to prevention, recovery and harvesting of land-based ocean-bound plastics (debris) from flowing into the sea and polluting the ocean.

We can’t wait to start new exciting projects in Ghana.


Since last year, we have a Good #collaboration with The Good Floor!

They #recycle some of the single use #plastics that we find on our Litter Traps in Rotterdam.

Thank you The Good Floor for The Good Film!

" From retrieving plastics through the @_clearrivers_ litter traps, to shredding the plastic waste in @the_good_floor hub and then creating durable and sustainable flooring concepts that can be fully customized. This film perfectly demostrates how we work together to strive towards a clean environment.

Our partner @_clearrivers_ provides us with the plastics collected in their litter traps, it is then cleaned and sorted by material and color, and locally ground into small granule pellets in our hub at the Van Nelle Fabriek in Rotterdam.

''What makes our floors so special is our use of materials ordinarily collected by waste services, to ultimately be incinerated. So we're basically upcycling the material by giving it a second life'' - Mark Roderick Schothorst, founder of The Good Floor.

In this film, we take you along to the newly renovated office of Buro Boot, who have prioritized the use of sustainable materials and designs. Interior architect Susanne Bakkenist (@spacemonkey_susannebakkenist) was involved in the custom design for Buro Boot, which resulted in a unique Confetti pattern and a Sea Blue floor.

For more information about our durable flooring concept, check out our website;

By retrieving the plastics in rivers CLEAR RIVERS in preventing the further pollution of our seas. For more information about the litter traps by CLEAR RIVERS, check out their website;

Film by @umweltfilms - Umwelt Films by film director Jan Katsma

Special thanks to; Kees Boot, Suzanne Bakkenist, Ramon Knoester, our installation team and Mark Roderick Schothorst "

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