We tackle it! So that the garbage does not overflow the rivers: SaarCleanUp 2023

We support you on our big day of action - Saturday, September 9th - or whenever you want to get involved with the environment!

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 Saar from source to mouth - in 2022 we will be doing this here for the first time. Together with our partners, we want to free the banks of the Saar from waste. The goal is to create an awareness that trash should not be carelessly thrown away or, better yet, avoided in the first place!

Along the Saar

The Saar is a special river. Although it is only 235 kilometers long, it has two sources and two names: It flows through two European countries and partly forms the border between them. And it flows through two German states.

The Saar rises at the Donon, a mountain in the Vosges (France). The two headwaters are called Sarre Rouge and Sarre Blanc in French, and Rote Saar and Weiße Saar in German. For 121 kilometers it is the French river La Sarre, then for eleven kilometers it marks the border between France and Germany.

For 68 kilometers, the Saar flows through the federal state of Saarland. Here the river forms two loops: the Great Saar Loop near Mettlach and the Small Saar Loop in the municipality of Taben-Roth. Finally, the river flows 31 kilometers through the federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate before it flows into the Moselle near Konz.

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Our Results

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  • 260

    kg recovered

Click here for our other river sides:

➥ EmscherCleanUp
➥ MoselCleanUp
➥ MainCleanUp
➥ RhineCleanUp
➥ LahnCleanUp
➥ LippeCleanUp
➥ NaheCleanUp
➥ NeckarCleanUp
➥ RuhrCleanUp
➥ KinzigCleanUp
➥ SelzCleanUp
➥ DonauCleanUp
➥ IsarCleanUp

➥ SpreeCleanUp

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.


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.


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.

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