Cleanups are a great way to connect with nature and gain first-hand experience of the plastic pollution problem. It doesn’t matter where you live: walk around for a few minutes - you’re sure to find plastic garbage in your environment. A cleanup is simple: choose a location, take a pair of gloves and a garbage bag with you, and start collecting plastic waste.
This is a concrete and effective action that anyone can take to foster a cleaner planet. It’s also a gateway to greater involvement in sustainable practices.
Our goal for 2021
This year, our ambition is to collect 1,000,000 kilogrammes of river-borne plastic. That’s a lot of plastic! We truly need your help to reach this goal. Take a look at our events below and join us in the fight against plastic pollution!
Every first Sunday of the month is River Sunday! It’s a moment to clean within or along a river, creek or other body of water nearby. We invite people around the world to take action near their homes. Participate alone or invite your friends and family!
River Cleanup World
River warriors, unite! To build on the huge success of last year’s event, on June 6th 2021, we aim to triple our results and spark the organisation of 1,000 river and waterway cleanups around the world.
World Cleanup Day
Every year, millions of people from across the globe participate in World Cleanup Day on the third weekend of September. This year, on September 18th, we will focus our efforts on 10 Belgian rivers.