RIVER WARRIORS

Sungai Watch is an environmental organization on a mission to stop plastic from going into the ocean.

We are a registered charity, both as a Yayasan in Indonesia and a 501(c)3 in the United States.

Founders

Founded in 2020 by Gary, Kelly and Sam Bencheghib in Bali, Indonesia, Sungai Watch is now a team of 90 passionate river warriors, working every day to create solutions to stop the flow of plastic pollution from going into the ocean. By designing simple trash barriers and operating a collection, sorting and up-cycling system, we have created a scalable approach to tackling plastic pollution. We are on a mission to install 1,000 barriers throughout Indonesia.

To learn more about the founders' past work, click here.

Mission

With more than 80% of plastic waste in the ocean coming from rivers, we believe that the best solution to tackling the problem is by stopping plastic directly at the source with affordable and scalable solutions, upstream in our rivers.

We are scaling rapidly and currently expanding our operation throughout Bali and in Java, Indonesia, the world's most populated island and home to 90 of the world's 1,000 most polluted rivers. We have also begun researching an international expansion through Asia and Latin America.

Outreach & Education

Community outreach is an essential part of our mission to combat plastic pollution. We organise all sorts of education sessions and campaigns to engage communities and encourage better waste management. From our weekly community cleanups in villages throughout Indonesia to school and government presentations. The physical installation of our trash barriers also serve as a conversation starter to curb plastic pollution at a local level.

We have a team of 90 amazing river warriors that make this adventure possible.

  • Aditya

    Cleanup Team

  • Afin

    Sorting Team

  • Anas

    Sorting Team

  • Andreas

    Cleanup Team

  • Ani

    Sorting Team

  • Anton

    Cleanup Team

  • Bagi

    Management Team

  • Dedi

    Machine Operator

  • Delvi

    Sorting Team

  • Digta

    Sorting Team

  • Ela

    Sorting Team

  • Elda

    Sorting Team

  • Emi

    Sorting Team

  • Eva

    Cleanup Team

  • Fabi

    Cleanup Team

  • France

    Machine Operator

  • Gary

    Management Team

  • Giri

    Management Team

  • Gonzales

    Cleanup Team

  • Gusti

    Machine Operator

  • Ian

    Machine Operator

  • Indra

    Management Team

  • Kelly

    Management Team

  • Ketut Murdika

    Cleanup Team

  • Ketut Narba

    Cleanup Team

  • Komang

    Cleanup Team

  • Made Alit

    Cleanup Team

  • Made Ari

    Sorting Team

  • Made Darma

    Sorting Team

  • Made Ediarta

    Cleanup Team

  • Made Juli

    Cleanup Team

  • Made Merta Dana

    Cleanup Team

  • Made Oka

    Cleanup Team

  • Made Sudiartika

    Cleanup Team

  • Made Surata

    Machine Operator

  • Made

    Sorting Team

  • Mang Jun

    Cleanup Team

  • Marten

    Cleanup Team

  • Melki

    Machine Operator

  • Mia

    Sorting Team

  • Mirella

    Management Team

  • Nari

    Welding Team

  • Nengah Sudarma

    Cleanup Team

  • Ngurah Ariawan

    Cleanup Team

  • Nirmala

    Sorting Team

  • Nova Andika

    Cleanup Team

  • Novi

    Sorting Team

  • Nyoman Artawan

    Cleanup Team

  • Nyoman Muditha

    Management Team

  • Nyoman Sudana

    Cleanup Team

  • Putu Agus

    Cleanup Team

  • Sam

    Management Team

  • Santos

    Cleanup Team

  • Selly

    Management Team

  • Shanty

    Management Team

  • Suli

    Sorting Team

  • Theo

    Sorting Team

  • Utari

    Sorting Team

  • Vinsen

    Cleanup Team

  • Wayan Budi

    Cleanup Team

  • Wayan Gede

    Sorting Team

  • Wayan Sudi

    Cleanup Team

  • Wayan Widhiarta

    Management Team

  • Widi

    Cleanup Team

  • Yadi

    Welding Team

  • Yani

    Cleanup Team

  • Yohanes

    Machine Operator

  • Yonetha

    Sorting Team

  • Yusti

    Sorting Team