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Recycling

We are committed to playing an active role in the development of a circular economy.

At CLEAR RIVERS, we believe that a circular economy is key to preventing the plastics we retrieve from ending up as litter again. We work closely with our local and international partners to share this vision and strive toward a future where plastics are recycled and reused.

Our commitment to creating a circular economy is reflected in our ongoing research and innovation in plastic upcycling. We explore cutting-edge technologies that can be used to recycle a variety of plastic types. By investing in sustainable recycling practices, we aim to minimize waste and maximize the value of plastic materials.

Explore our efforts to give plastic waste a new purpose 

CLEAR RIVERS Recycled Park

CLEAR RIVERS Recycled Park

Our Floating Park in Rotterdam is a green solution for highly urbanized areas. Created in collaboration with the Municipality of Rotterdam, we built hexagon-shaped building blocks from recycled plastics that stimulate biodiversity in harbors. The 140 square meter park features vegetation growing on, at, and in the blocks, with a small canal providing food and shelter for birds, fish, and micro-organisms.

Litter Traps

Litter Traps

The Litter Trap system effectively retrieves floating plastic in ports, canals, and rivers without using any energy. Our Litter Traps are made of recycled plastics.

Durable Building Blocks

Durable Building Blocks

In areas with high plastic pollution, housing often falls short, and durable building materials are hard to come by. Unibrick has found a solution by turning plastic litter into building blocks, with each brick reusing about 1 kg of plastic. This circular approach not only addresses the environmental problem but also benefits local populations by providing affordable housing options. Unibrick and CLEAR RIVERS combine expertise to establish local value chains from river plastic to housing.

River Fashion Clothing Line

River Fashion Clothing Line

The plastic we collect can be turned into stylish colorful buttons, blouses, skirts, and more! Produced by Míramé under the River Fashion collection.

3D Printed Seating Elements

3D Printed Seating Elements

To raise awareness about the damages caused by plastic pollution, and to show the valuable possibilities of recycling plastic waste, we produced 3D-printed sofas. The sofas are made from recycled plastic with 10% of glass fiber. They are available for sale and the size is adjustable on request.

SackSea

SackSea

The polystyrene that we retrieve can be used as a filling for the comfortable chairs produced by SackSea. The chairs are made from recycled plastic and can be used both outdoors and indoors. Produced by SackSea.

The Good Floor

The Good Floor

The Good Floor is a 100% circular terrazzo-looking cast floor made from the plastics we retrieve in the rivers.  Produced by The Good Floor.

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