"Waste in nature is our shared responsibility"

Tobias Weber-Andersen - Founder of GreenKayak

The NGO GreenKayak

The NGO GreenKayak is an environmental initiative, which aims to reduce the amount of waste in the waters. We want to offer as many people as possible the chance to actively engage on the fight against environmental pollution. Our main activity is to offer volunteers a free trip in our GreenKayaks, in return for collecting waste from water surfaces and sharing their experiences from the kayak on social media with #greenkayak and #miljøkajakken.

The GreenKayaks are highly effective for collecting waste from water bodies. The kayak is extremely flexible and can get close to areas that are otherwise hard to reach.

The GreenKayaks are double-sit-on-top kayaks and with space for two persons. The kayak is very stable and previous kayak experience is not necessary. When lending a GreenKayak there will be provided lifejackets and equipment for collecting waste.

During the two years, several thousand volunteers used a GreenKayak in the harbors of Copenhagen and Aarhus collecting more than 10 tons of waste. Since then, we held a series of activities, focusing on the collection of waste, hosted various institutions such as the European Environmental Agency, and are currently building a global network of GreenKayaks. Together, we paddle for the oceans!

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GreenKayaks have collected
trash since 2017
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