Cleaning a River in Jakarta with Technology from the Netherlands
In order to clean the world’s 1000 most polluting rivers, we build the Interceptor. The first Interceptor is deployed on CengKareng Drain, Jakarta.
To rid the oceans of plastic, we need to not only clean up what is already out there, but also stop new plastic from entering the ocean: we need to close the tap. Rivers are the main source of ocean plastic pollution. They are the arteries that carry waste from land to the ocean. Our research found that 1000 rivers are responsible for roughly 80% of the pollution. Working together with government leaders and private corporations, our goal is to tackle these 1000 most polluting rivers, all over the world, by 2025. How? By deploying Interceptors. The Interceptor is The Ocean Cleanup’s answer for river plastic waste. It is the first scalable solution to prevent plastic from entering the world’s oceans from rivers. — Make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel to stay updated.