We cleanup. Holistically!

With innovative technologies and artificial
intelligence – for clean waters!

Sea protection starts
in our rivers


Our focus is on preventing plastic from even entering the oceans.  We are starting this in the main entry pathways: the rivers. To do this, we use active and passive cleanup technologies to efficiently collect trash and return it to a sustainable cycle.


What does what mean?

Our little legend for orientation.

  • We are committed to ensuring that our oceans are no longer polluted by plastic waste in the future. To implement this idea in a meaningful way, we need to tackle the problem earlier. A large proportion of plastic enters the sea via rivers.

    And that is exactly where we will intercept it. We have the technological solutions for this!

  • Our garbage collection boats were originally designed to transport the collected garbage. But they can do much more, for example, locate and collect garbage independently of the platform.

    The boats have been developed in such a way that they not only adapt to the general conditions of large rivers. Thanks to their structure, they are also able to navigate through smaller channels and arms of rivers.

  • With our river platform “HiveX”, we no longer operate in the confusing “garbage patches”, but where the plastic finds its way into the oceans: the rivers.

    This means that it is no longer exposed to strong storms from the open oceans and can operate in a protected and effective manner near the river banks. Read all about it and more HERE.

  • Our trash collection boats go by the name CollectiX and have already had their first deployment in the summer of 2020 after successful tests. Thanks to crowdfunding, we were able to free the river “Hron” in Slovakia from trash for three days.

    Originally intended as a means of transport between platform and land, we have been able to develop the boats even more efficiently together with our partners. Learn more about our trash collection boats HERE.

  • If you love something, you protect it – with this thought as our driving force, we not only pursue the goal of removing as much trash as possible from the world’s waters. We also focus on promoting environmental education.

    Awareness of sustainable environmental and marine protection must be raised among young people. But it remains a task for all generations. And HERE we show you how we want to achieve this together with you.

  • We don’t want to start a wave AGAINST plastic, but FOR sustainable ocean protection. Plastic is not the ultimate evil. It is a valuable material that can become very important in many aspects of our lives.

    And we will collect this valuable material from the rivers and put it back into a circular economy in a meaningful way so that damage to the environment can be prevented. HERE you can learn more about our approaches.

  • A drone in the sky collects data on the waste and provides a situation picture for the targeted deployment of our CollectiX waste collection boats. This enables us to identify and combat plastic hot spots in an even more targeted manner.

    Find out why data collection and artificial intelligence play such an important role HERE.

Our Holistic Approach


In cooperation with the German Institute for Artificial Intelligence: everwave detects and analyzes waste with the help of artificial intelligence. This provides conclusions about composition and polluter.


With innovative waste collection boats and stationary river platforms, everwave collects tons of waste from rivers in countries such as Serbia, Cambodia, Italy or Romania.


An jedem Einsatzort sucht everwave nach dem ökologischsten Recycling. Hand in Hand mit Forschungsinstituten wird zudem nach neuen Möglichkeiten der umweltfreundlichen Verwertung geforscht.


Presentations and media appearances are used to raise public awareness of sustainability. An environmental education team provides information in schools in Germany and, in the future, also at the deployment sites.

Artificial intelligence on board!

There is more to the trash we collect on our Cleanup Missions than meets the eye. Cameras and sensors on the trash collection boat, on bridges or on drones capture images and video footage of the plastic trash in the water. These are then analyzed using artificial intelligence AI methods, developed by our partner the Marine Perception research group at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence in Oldenburg.

Via this automatic waste detection system, the data is processed into information that provides details about the type, quantity and composition of the plastic waste. This information supports local governments, authorities or environmental projects in implementing countermeasures – ideally in such a way that the entry of the waste into the environment is prevented as early as possible. In this way, the problem of plastic pollution in water bodies can be solved in the long term before it occurs.

If this data is used, for example as additional information for simulations and tests, for weather data or river discharge volumes, it is even possible to make predictions about how plastic is distributed spatially and temporally in the river and at what point in time plastic flows past where in the river. This knowledge helps us to use our cleanup technologies even more efficiently.