Take action for clean rivers!
The issues surrounding the pollution of the Dutch rivers has brought together three non-profit organizations (IVN, PSF & SDN) that have collectively founded Schone Rivieren (Clean Rivers). The Netherlands is a country of water, and rivers are our pride. Plastics and other litter do not belong in these rivers, but our rivers are drowning in polluters. Through our rivers, this litter ends up in our seas and oceans, where it adds to the plastic soup. That is why we need to take action now, to prevent further environmental degradation.
What we do
We have four main pillars where we take action together with volunteers, other organizations and governmental institutions:
- River cleanups
- Research on river litter
- Exploring the rivers
- Finding solutions
With these four pillars we will:
- Prevent plastic litter from polluting our rivers, city waters, streams, ditchers and sewer systems.
- Work on behavioral changes by raising awareness about plastic pollution.
- Research new possibilities for waste management techniques.
- Encourage organisations to use plastic waste to create high-end produce, and thereby stimulating circular economy.
- Address the sources of the plastic waste issue.
If you’d like to receive more information about Schone Rivieren please contact us!Contact form