River Cleaning System

The river cleaning system is made up of a series of floating devices, positioned diagonally on the course of the river; thus positioned, they allow to intercept plastic waste and transport it to the river bank, in a special storage area.

Why revolutionize everything?

Zero impact

Totally self-powered

Autonomous 24/7

Allows navigability

The devices are 100% scalable. Depending on the size of the river, the strength of the current and other eventualities, it is possible to study the correct sizing for the best possible performance. We have studied its structure to make it solid and to be able to come into contact with boats of all types.

The structure of the River Cleaning System devices allows it to divert waste by transferring it from one device to another, until it reaches the storage area beside the river. Its constant and incessant functionality allows it to intercept waste in full efficiency and safety.

The River Cleaning System collects energy directly from the river current. It does not need auxiliary power, and does not produce any type of waste. It is designed to have zero impact on the ecosystem. It only does good!

The anchoring system and the structure of the River Cleaning System allow it to behave exactly as if they were a series of normal buoys. In this way, when they come into contact with the boats they let themselves be dragged along the edges, and then return to the starting position.

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River Cleaning System vs Other Systems

In the world there are different solutions that involve the use of fixed and/or mobile barriers, but compared to these river cleaning offers better solutions:

  • compared to a rigid barrier it does not risk breaking, nor being submerged by a greater flow of water;

  • it does not lose power with higher flows, since the greater the thrust of the water the greater the rotation and consequently the yield;

  • does not risk the jams of the typical collection ships;

  • the width of the river is not a problem as it is modular;

  • it is truly scalable on any river, and can be used anywhere;

  • does not require staff;

  • any faults are limited to the individual units, and for this reason, in the event of damage, it is very easy and inexpensive to restore total efficiency


To remove as much as possible your perplexities, we have decided to collect below some FAQ collected in these months of design.

Resistance and maintenance

What debris can the devices handle?

The device intercepts most of the floating debris, so as to prevent it from ending up in the seas. The main intercepted debris are disposable plastics and packaging.

How does it behave with large debris (ex: branches, logs)?

The system works in the same way as boats, even with modestly sized debris, they move when they arrive, allowing the debris to pass through, and then back into position.

What happens in the event of a quick impact with a boat?

The anchorage of the floating devices is designed so that it detaches in the event of a very strong impact. The floating device is equipped with GPS inside the floating buoy, in case of impact they are then recovered.

What kind of maintenance will it need?

The system is designed to require the least possible maintenance, in case of failures or blocks these will probably be limited to the single rotating units.

Anchoring and Arrangement

How do the devices maintain their position?

The river cleaning system is anchored to the bottom in the frontal position, so the current keeps them parallel to the watercourse and in the correct position.

How do they keep on the axis?

Depending on the initial installation, they are arranged and calibrated so as to reposition themselves on the axis even if subject to shocks or variations in the intensity of the current.

How do they maintain the right position and distance despite the changes in the river level and its intensity?

The ropes to which they are anchored, have sufficient length to allow the devices to remain functioning in a wide range of river level variation. When the water level changes, the angle with which the ropes connect to the units will also vary.

How can they be anchored to the river bed?

The river cleaning system provides different types of anchoring according to the needs of the river. We cannot indicate the type of anchorage unless we first know the specific characteristics of the river.

How does an installation vary depending on the size of the watercourse?

In the case of large water courses, or with particular characteristics, the modular system allows more consecutive lines to be arranged, the devices can also have very different dimensions, in order to adapt to the best environment and plant requirements.

How far should the devices be arranged from one another?

The devices must have a suitable distance between each other for correct operation.

Support and founding

How can i help river cleaning as an individual?

Join our project by supporting us, sharing our mission through our social channels. Our through a fundraiser through the Facebook tool. Are you a company? Contact us!

how can i buy the river cleaning system?

If you are an operator who can facilitate efforts to clean local waterways, a local government that is actively ready in its territory to solve the pollution problem or you are a company that would like to finance this revolutionary technology, all you have to do is wtrite us an email.

Collection point

What kind of collection point can be there?

You can arrange a standard collection point that contains the waste and can then be picked up and replaced comfortably. Alternatively, a separator system can be installed which divides the waste at the moment.

Does something happen if the water level changes at the collection point?

When positioning the system, the possible change in current and water level rise is calculated.