Every year, 11 billion kilograms of plastic pollution ends up in the ocean. A big part of this pollution flows into our oceans via rivers. River Cleanup wants to remove plastic from rivers before it ever arrives in the ocean.
Since being founded in 2019 as a non-profit organisation, River Cleanup has successfully removed over 2 million kilograms of river waste thanks to the efforts of over 150,000 volunteers across 58 countries participating in almost 3000 cleanups. By 2025, River Cleanup targets removing 100 million kilograms of plastic from the world’s rivers.