RIVER WARRIORS

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

We are 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 55 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 by 2023.

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 55 amazing river warriors that make this adventure possible.

  • Deni

    Cleanup Team

  • Fabi

    Cleanup Team

  • Gonzales

    Cleanup Team

  • Bayu

    Cleanup Team

  • Vincent

    Cleanup Team

  • Subawa

    Cleanup Team

  • Andhika

    Cleanup Team

  • Komang

    Cleanup Team

  • Pak Budi

    Cleanup Team

  • Yani

    Cleanup Team

  • Widi

    Cleanup Team

  • Ibu Dikta

    Sorting Team

  • Ibu Sinta

    Sorting Team

  • Ibu Made

    Sorting Team

  • Afin

    Sorting Team

  • Ani

    Sorting Team

  • Ibu Novi

    Sorting Team

  • Ibu Mia

    Sorting Team

  • Made Ari

    Sorting Team

  • Yusti

    Sorting Team

  • Ibu Kadek

    Sorting Team

  • Ellis

    Sorting Team

  • Pak Made

    HQ Team

  • Yohanes

    HQ Team

  • Sudi

    HQ Team

  • Primus

    HQ Team

  • Yadi

    HQ Team

  • Agustinus

    HQ Team

  • Pak Nyoman

    Admin Team

  • Nola

    Admin Team

  • Yogi

    Admin Team

  • Giri

    Admin Team

  • Bagi

    Admin Team

  • Selly

    Admin Team