Trawl Technology tested in Wouri

June 5, 2021

Smart technology


Besides making people aware of the problem, River Cleanup deploys and develops smart technologies to stop the plastic from flowing into the oceans. In the past 2 years we successfully deployed several systems in Germany, Indonesia, and Belgium. On River Cleanup World, a trawl system was tested together with partner organization Waste Free Oceans and Environment and Food Foundation.




Developed by Waste Free Oceans


Waste Free Oceans is dedicated to transforming ocean plastic. Their main goal is to reduce the global impact of marine litter. By mobilising fisheries, recyclers, manufacturers and policy makers, WFO aims to reduce, reuse and ultimately recycle marine litter, mitigating the impact on both the environment and natural resources.




Net Dimensions:  Length 7 m, Width 7 m

Weight of full net: 200kg

Collection Capacity: Appr. 2m3

Speed of the trawl: 1,5 - 2 knots



Tested by E2F


Environment and Food Foundation (E2F) is a registered apolitical, non religious, non-profit making and non-governmental organization (NGO) on a mission to promote sustainable development of communities in Cameroon and beyond. These activities involve strong participation from local communities’ members with the guidance and valuable assistance of E2F’s team members and its volunteers.