More than 80% of plastic pollution in the ocean comes from rivers and streams.

We believe one of the simplest ways to clean our ocean is by starting in our rivers, where we can still prevent the flow of plastics.

The Solution — Install Simple Trash Barriers

Plastic is now polluting every river in the world.

We believe that every free running river (big or small) should have some type of barrier. Our barriers are the perfect tool to get communities and governments involved in cleaning our waterways. Through these barriers, we are able to better understand what is polluting our rivers and how we can improve our actions on land.

Cleaning Rivers

· We install multiple barriers per river to better understand flaws in waste management

· We organize emergency cleanups at illegal TPAs and along riverbanks to prevent plastic from entering rivers

· We host mass education and socialization campaigns with the local community to prevent throw-away behavior

· We map sources of river pollution to optimize our barriers and launch waste management projects

Our workflow:

  • 1

    Daily cleanups of every barrier

  • 2

    Sort every piece of trash we collect into categories

  • 3

    Analyze and record data to fuel converstations around plastic pollution with stakeholders

  • 4

    Wash, shred and prepare trash for recycling

  • 5

    Every waste category we collect has value - we are currently experimenting with ways to turn trash into products

We are grateful to be working with more than 85 Sungai warriors who go out every day to clean our rivers on behalf of Sungai Watch.

We are big believers that in order to see real changes in our rivers, we need to work with local communities by empowering local heroes at every cleanup.

Here is how you can help us place more barriers!