That was the KinzigCleanUp 2022

A huge thank you to all the helpers who got involved on all the rivers! It will continue on September 9, 2023.

What we do?

Every year, vast amounts of trash end up in the world's oceans. Millions of tons of plastic pollute nature. A large proportion of this waste ends up in the oceans via rivers - mainly in Asia, but also in Europe. This must be prevented.
We are cleaning up the Kinzig River from its source to its mouth.  Together with our partners, we want to free the banks of the Kinzig from waste. The goal is to create awareness that trash should not be carelessly thrown away or, better yet, avoided in the first place!

Along the Kinzig

The Kinzig flows through the Black Forest and the Upper Rhine Plain over a length of 93 km. The river landscape forms the largest valley system in the Black Forest. Depending on the definition, the Kinzig valley is the border between the Northern and Middle Black Forest or part of the Middle Black Forest. The entire course of the Kinzig lies in the state of Baden-Württemberg. The name of the river is said to be of Celtic origin.

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Organize a CleanUp

 

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Our Results

  • 20

    events

  • 144

    warriors

  • 118

    kg recovered

Prime Partner

Deutsche Postcode Lotterie

Working together for a greener future: Deutsche Postcode Lottery is actively committed to our environment as a main partner.
 

The mission of the social lottery is to create a better world for us humans and to preserve our planet. The RhineCleanUp not only strengthens social togetherness, but also triggers a rethinking of environmental pollution and its associated consequences. After our employees have already actively supported the big "Rhine CleanUp" in 2018, 2019 and 2020, with the help of our participants we are again financially supporting the project from source to mouth this year. In addition to measures to promote the campaign, work equipment such as trash bags, high-visibility vests, gloves and grabs will be provided for the many thousands of helpers to clean up Germany's second-largest river and its tributaries. And the best thing about it is that anyone can join in and make their contribution to a clean environment.

Partners

River Cleanup

River Cleanup has partnerships all over the world and activated more than 180.000 people in 80 countries along 161 rivers. By connecting people, businesses and governments, the non-profit creates involvement and commitment to work together for a clean environment. The combination of people and technology is an efficient and effective approach to stop the 11 billion kg of plastic that ends up in our oceans, every year.

IGSU

Newly formed in May 2007, the IGSU is an Interest Group for a Clean Environment in Switzerland. The initiative was taken by two private sector recycling organisations, the IGORA Cooperative for Aluminium Recycling and PRS PET-RECYCLING Switzerland. The two organisations have been working together against littering since 2004. Nonetheless, they sought to support activities against littering on a larger scale and have therefore founded the IGSU.

concepts and creations

The advertising agency "c&c concepts and creations GmbH" from attaches great importance to environmental protection. That is why she supports various projects for a clean and healthy environment. With the agency we have found a reliable partner for the maintenance and further development of our website, who is committed to a good cause together with us.