Take action with your company
When it comes to sustainability and social responsibility, consumers are more concerned and active than ever. They deeply value the opportunity to contribute to a better world through the products and services they purchase. But it’s not simply consumers who care; governments and regulators like the European Commission encourage companies to invest in initiatives, technologies, approaches, ways of working and governance methods that advance the health and well-being of our people and our planet.
Working with River Cleanup is a fun, interactive and engaging way to augment your CSR activities as a company, inspire your customers and partners, and contribute to the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
The time is now
Every year, about 8 billion kilogrammes of plastic waste ends up in our seas and oceans, and 80% of that waste ends up there through rivers. River Cleanup has already triggered awareness in 100,000 people worldwide of this plastic problem and actively invests in smart technology to catch floating waste.
Our ambition is to stop this 8 billion kilogrammes of plastic waste in its tracks by 2030 - and your company is invited to help us!
Launch a team action
Making an impact together with your colleagues not only boosts unity and teamwork, but actively contributes to a cleaner world. After an inspiration session, we put on our gloves, take our litter pickers and garbage bags in hand, and visit a river, stream or waterway in the neighbourhood.
This initiative can take place during lunch (60 minutes) or as a two-hour or half-day activity. Following the activity, we conduct a short brainstorming session on how to avoid single-use plastics. The event is held outdoors and is 100% covid-proof: the perfect way to connect with colleagues, pandemic or not!
Do away with single-use items
From the cups and spoons you use every day to investments in smart drink dispensers, adapted product packaging and sustainable shipping, there are countless ways to reduce the amount of waste generated by your organisation. Let one of our consultants guide you, or plan your own path toward becoming a certified single-use-free organisation.
What our partners say about us
Antoine Geerinckx, Founder CO2logic
“We strongly believe in the quote “Let everyone sweep in front of his own door, and the whole world will be clean.” by von Goethe. It is exactly the same with climate & (plastic) waste. River Cleanup puts this into concrete action and accelerates this urgent necessity. We love it.”
Charlotte De Vroey, Sustainability Manager at Delhaize
"Just like River Cleanup, providing a healthy future is at the heart of Delhaize's mission. In addition to our ambition to be Plastic Neutral by the end of 2025, we are very excited to build on our partnership with River Cleanup and work together to reduce the amount of plastic that ends up in the environment."
For every euro donated, River Cleanup collects one kilogram of plastic from within or along the world’s most polluted rivers. In this way, your company directly contributes to our mission - and to the preservation of our ecosystems. Donations begin at a minimum of 500 euros, and for 5,000 euros or more, we offer unique visibility opportunities for companies.