Cleaning rivers. Saving oceans. Supporting communities.

RiverRecycle offers a practical, scalable solution to the global problem of plastic waste. Our services help clean rivers that transport plastic to the ocean while providing a livelihood for local communities – and preventing future pollution.
Our impacts: the stats
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Plastic waste reduced by
metric tons per year
People with increased income
Includes employees to operate the river cleaner and pyrolysis unit, as well as land-based plastic waste collectors from local communities.
Injected into local communities
dollars per year
The estimated amount includes staff salaries and payments to waste pickers sourcing the pyrolysable feedstock.
Our work & the UN SDGs
RiverRecycle’s solution generates employment and retains the economic benefits out of low value plastic waste in the local communities.
RiverRecyle offers disruptive methods to alter waste management systems leading to improved and clean urban spaces.
RiverRecycle’s solution includes a waste management system that reduces or cancels the impact of waste mismanagement on the health of the inhabitants.
By up-cycling low-value plastic waste to high value products, RiverRecycle encourages waste recycling and promotes resource efficiency.
When cleaning from waste the rivers RiverRecycle offers the possibility to purify the water for agricultural activities, preventing the depletion of local aquifers.
RiverRecycle strives to stop the plastic waste leakages into the environment and contributes 1,072.5 t CO2eq in saving GHG emission.
RiverRecycle’s business model aims to create 99,000 jobs directly and indirectly for local communities and improve the working environment for the informal job sector, e.g waste collectors.
Our goal is to set up waste collection points across world’s polluted rivers to prevent 660,000 tons plastic litter entering the ocean from rivers annually contributing to marine and coastal ecosystem protection.
Adopting the “Zero waste to landfill” principles, RiverRecycle’s holistic model embraces the potential to contribute to transform the plastic waste management sector.
RiverRecycle’s business system is based on the collaboration among different entities in both global and local markets.
Together we can do more
We’re looking for partners and funding to help us keep scaling up our operations – cleaning more plastic from rivers and helping more local communities.
With 600 USD, we can clean and recycle a metric ton of plastic from a river over one year.
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Helsinki, Finland
RiverRecycle Asia-Pacific,
RiverRecycle representative,
India, Delhi
RiverRecycle representative,
Philippines, Manila

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The Philippines, Manila
RiverRecycle representative,
Indonesia, Jakarta

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Clean up the Citarum River
RiverRecycle representative,
Africa Continent, Nigeria
RiverRecycle representative,
Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City

RiverRecycle project

RiverRecycle representative,
UAE, Dubai
RiverRecycle representative,
Thailand, Bangkok

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RiverRecycle project,
India, Mumbai

Clean up the Mithi River
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Cleanup Padma river in Faridpur
Bangladesh, Dhaka
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Indonesia, Bali