Cleaning Up the Plastic Remains in Sirwan River

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 12:58 PM

Halabja, KRI (October 26, 2021) – Rwanga Foundation in coordination with the Halabja Municipality, launched a one-day campaign to clean up the plastic remains in the Sirwan River.

The idea of the project was established when the level of water in Sirwan River fell, and a huge amount of plastic residue was left in the river. The project was carried out in cooperation with the Halabja municipality, which supported the project by providing 20 laborers and a dump truck to transport the collected waste plastic. It’s worth mentioning that 25 volunteers participated in the campaign.


The project is being carried out with several objectives, including reducing the amount of plastic wastes in the river, as it’s becoming a dangerous environmental problem and rivers are an effective cause of their transportation. To encourage other organizations to continue this campaign based on their ability and locations.

Also, to encourage the community to underuse plastic, treat their remains in a healthy way when they are used.

The final part of the campaign is to return the collected plastic to a plastic waste factory, in return for providing plants for Halabja municipality with the aim of increasing the green areas and encouraging the planting culture in the community so that we can face the environmental crises that humanity has faced.