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By 2050, the volume of plastic waste in the world's oceans will be greater than the fish population. Eight billion kilograms are currently being added every year, serious researchers are even talking of 13 billion kilograms. This is a serious problem that will have adverse health effects on marine life as well as on us humans.
This pollution of the oceans must be stopped.
RhineCleanUp acts. We have been cleaning up the banks of rivers since 2018 - initially on the Rhine from the source to the mouth, and now also on 21 other rivers. In the last few years we have been able to activate over 100,000 volunteers, they have collected over 1,000 tons of rubbish from the various rivers.
We focus on rivers because 70 percent of the plastic waste that ends up in the world's oceans gets there via rivers. Here in Europe, too, the problem is alarming. The Rhine is still considered the largest source of waste here.
We prevent the garbage disposed of in nature from getting over the banks into the rivers and thus into the oceans - through specific clean-up campaigns, through technical solutions, through workshops in schools and companies and through awareness campaigns.
Support us with your active participation in our clean-up campaigns, found your own CleanUp group on our website. Make a drawing too!
Cleanups are fun
Garbage collection campaigns are a community experience. You meet like-minded people, friends. That's why such actions also strengthen the sense of community - whether for neighbors, clubs or companies. Our civic commitment gives the participants the good feeling of becoming active themselves and doing something really meaningful. In addition, these events are also an important contribution to the integration of foreign citizens.
Donations, educational work or other help
Would you like to support our association? There are different possibilities for this. You can provide us with grabs, gloves, and garbage bags, or you can help us reach our goals with a donation. We do educational work in schools and day-care centers and implement various projects together with them. Company CleanUps have also become very popular. Feel free to contact us!