Story behind

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RIO

RIO was created to address the challenges of plastic waste that plague our oceans and waterways around the world. RIO’s primary mission is to end the dumping of plastic waste in our oceans and work to greatly reduce the plastic waste that is already collected there.

By partnering with indigenous fishermen worldwide, RIO is a World leader in Ocean Plastic Cleanups. RIO also has patented technology to stop all plastics in rivers including Micro Plastics. Unlike other companies and organizations that have surface skimmers that stop only plastic on the surface of these rivers, RIO’s device works throughout the water column.

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RIO, was the brainchild of a forth generation Fisherman from Ireland, Kieran Kelly.

See our vision and missions

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We help businesses and collectors to thrive while protecting the Ocean.

Our Goals

Remove over one million tons per year
from our environment.

How we clean the world’s water.

We clean the world by hiring local fisherman

By hiring local fishermen all over the world, we clean the world’s waters while stimulating local economies. We revitalize crucial industries like fisheries and tourism. We provide valuable jobs, that improve waste management and create a more sustainable ecosystem.

RIO works with patented equipment and local communities to educate and implement new waste management and recycling systems.

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Rio’s working with local fisherman in Indonesia to help cleaning the ocean

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RIO’s micro plastic elimination device is being shipped out to Indonesia.

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RIO’s help cleaning ocean plastic with local people in Indonesia.

Innovative plastic offset program

RIO has developed an innovative plastic offset program similar to the highly successful carbon offset programs, enabling businesses small and large to become Plastic Neutral.

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Start with detailed assessment of your business’s plastic consumption in order to establish your total plastic footprint.

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Next, we propose a plastic reduction strategy that helps you reduce your plastic consumption in alignment with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

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Finally, we develop a plastic offset program whereby the balance of your plastic footprint (after reductions) is offset against Plastic collections projects that will remove and recycle a volume of plastic waste from the environment.

By following these principles, our program provides key strategies to allow companies to eliminate harmful plastics, substitute unsustainable ones and circulate those which can be effectively recycled. This will create a zero plastic-to-landfill plan, with the remainder being able to be offset similar to Carbon credits.

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Other programs

We have other program to help local peoples and provide ocean free plastic to the world.

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Blue Ocean Program

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Waste Management Program

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Ocean Recycle Plastic

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Become a plastic neutral business

By help clean our Ocean’s

Being plastic neutral means that for every amount of plastic created, a measured equivalent of plastic waste is recovered and removed from the ocean or waterways by RIO.

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Problem Solving the
RIO way

Plastic Neutrality can solve the problem of our growing plastic waste by strengthening our waste management systems. It’s a way for brands to take out the same amount of plastic that they put into the world. On behalf of your brand, Global Oceans Integrity (GOI) measures the amount of plastic you generate and funds the removal of the same amount from oceans and landfills by their trusted waste management partners.

The waste management partners, ranging from South Africa to Colombia, India to Indonesia collect and reuse the low value plastics that would be neglected in landfills for over a thousand years. Waste workers who carry out the processes in these partner facilities also benefit from PlasticNeutral projects.

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Rio’s working with local fisherman in Indonesia to help cleaning the ocean

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RIO’s micro plastic elimination device is being shipped out to Indonesia.

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RIO’s help cleaning ocean plastic with local people in Indonesia.

Important part of
branding

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Brand action is crucial in this age of exponential environmental degradation. So much so that global consumers are actively seeking sustainable brands that take action to recognize and combat the magnitude of our climate emergency. To pursue sustainable causes today would be beneficial to the business, the planet, and its people.

Businesses depend on plastics because of their versatile nature and despite the harm they have inflicted on our environment, sustainable alternatives are difficult to find. The best way for brands to tackle the issue is to take responsibility for the plastic waste generated by measuring and compensating the same amount. You can become a Steward of the Earth by becoming Plastic Neutral today. Why not help clean our Ocean by doing so.

This PlasticNeutral certification is a way for businesses to connect with and deliver their commitment to ethical and environmental values. In today’s increasingly aware, consumer-driven markets, there is a growing demand for businesses to go plastic-free or provide alternatives to it. But if we were to take a step back and analyze our alternatives, we would quickly come to the conclusion that all the potential substitutes have similar or even higher environmental footprints. Cardboard, glass, and cotton are considered the closest alternatives but have proven to have higher carbon footprints than plastic.

Become Ocean Hero With RIO

If you are reading this, that means that you really want to help to stop Ocean Plastic.
Please use the options below to make your impact, to convert your intentions into
actions, to get things done.

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Offset your Plastic Footprint

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Use Blue Ocean Recycled Plastics

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Buy Blue Ocean Tokens

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Buy Carbon or Plastic Credits

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Fund Ocean Plastics Collection by Fishermen

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Donate to RIO

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