We clean the Rhine

on September 12th

We clean the Rhine

from source to ending

Join the community

and become part of the solution

What we do

We clean up the Rhine, from source to ending.

Together with partners in 6 countries and more than 100 cities

we pickup waste from the river banks

and create awareness.

Our impact

  • 236


  • 33026


  • 291061

    kg recovered

Our approach


In 2018 RhineCleanUp had the ambition to involve 9 cities in 3 countries. In reality over 10.000 people joined hands and cleaned the river banks of the Rhine in 60 cities from source to ending. In 2019 108 cities joined and 20.000 people worked together to create awareness and take action. Discover how you can make a difference.


in 2020 we extend our actions to Rhine and its tributaries: Ruhr and Wiesel. Objective is to involve more people and have more impact. 

Discover how to be part of it...

Cigarette action

1 cigarette butt contaminates 40 liters of water. Every year over 4,5 billion butts end up in nature. Last year we collected 150.000 cigarette butts in Düsseldorf. This year we aim to do more in 10 cities along the Rhine. 

Let us know if you want to help out...

Join us on September 12th