The official River Saver webshop of Plastic Cup Initiative


A presentation in the form of a trip report

During the interactive presentation, combined with photo and film projection, our River Savers tell us about the operation of the Plastic Cup, the garbage collection campaigns, and the adventurous life of plastic pirates.

Within the general problem area of ​​waste, the focus is on the pollution of rivers and its global connections. In light of this, we point out what nature conservation means, the small and large water cycle, the protection of habitats and the role of people in these processes. The possibilities and values ​​inherent in the sediment brought by rivers, which have been used by mankind for thousands of years, are on the table. We show how the River Savers saw the challenge in that the composition of the sediment has changed, and how they also utilize inorganic river waste.

The presentation becomes interactive by guiding the participants into the story through questions, as well as by showing the characters of our stories in a tangible form, so they can meet interesting objects found in floodplains, intermediate production materials, and recycled products.


Motivational presentation

An inspiring presentation combined with photo and film projection for organizations, companies, and schools that are considering getting involved in cleaning up rivers on an organizational level. For profit-oriented companies, the presentation presents cooperation opportunities, their advantages and costs. Non-profit organizations and educational institutions can join community scientific projects and educational programs (e.g. river adoption, river saver school network creation).



Plastic Laboratory, workshop, creative occupation

The essence of the Plastic Workshop is that the participants can try the recycling process themselves. Here, the river waste is just a decoration, in the session we use household waste, which either comes from community collection (social plastic bank) or from the participants' own collection, due to the appropriate hygienic conditions.

The goal is to demonstrate how plastic can be processed at home. With the help of an iron and a contact grill, we melted caps, plastic crumbs and other plastic packaging waste. We only use certain types of thermoplastics, the melting of which does not release harmful substances. Information about plastic types is part of the session. The process is led by qualified animators, who take care of safety, including the right conditions (ventilation, proper use of equipment, contact protection)

Different products are made based on the needs of the participants. Jewellery, fridge magnet, ornaments. We provide the necessary equipment according to the conditions agreed with the client of the session.


River saver exhibition

Exhibitions and outdoor installations can be ordered in both active and passive forms.

Its elements:

  • Styrofoam images placed on a stretched mesh, with captions. Captions can be ordered in 6 languages. In the languages ​​of the 5 countries along the river Tisza (Hungarian, Ukrainian, Serbian, Slovak and Romanian), as well as in English. 
  • An exhibition space built from driftwood and recycled plastic M30 compartments, on which River Saver products and intermediate materials are displayed with information boards.
  • Roll-ups with information about displayed objects. 
  • The birth of plastic kayaks is a space installation in which we display the entire process from bulk river waste, color-sorted and ground plastic to the finished product
  • A selection of river Tisza waste wonders, an exciting and funny collection compiled from objects found on the river bank and considered interesting by plastic pirates. (Toys, household items, antiques, special glass and lots of rubber ducks.)

We provide an active tour of the exhibition, in which, based on the displayed pictures and exhibits, we guide the interested through the history of the plastic pirate, and present the river saver's sense of life and mission. With the presentation of the animator who guides the exhibition, based on his own experiences and also professionally grounded.


We also provide an insight into the entire life cycle of the recycled products of different materials appearing at the exhibition, thus providing the opportunity to gain broader knowledge about the given material (plastic, glass, wood, clay, metal).

In passive form, the exhibition will be displayed with captions based on consultation with the customer. In this case, it does not include guided tours. Our employees are only present during construction and demolition. An exhibition opener can be ordered.


One-day intensive plastic pirate program

Small school and company groups can get a glimpse into the mysteries of river cleaning in one day.

Even at a location chosen by the customer that is close to him. It can also be combined with continuous adoption.


One-week summer plastic pirate camp

Summer camp, water hiking, river cleaning, for young people in cooperation with the supply of the Plastic Cup (UP).

Chill plastic boat

At summer events and festivals, the plastic boat can be an exciting and spectacular program, and the participants of the event can even get involved in the construction process.

The essence of the construction of pet boats is that they are made using waste that has become waste by the river or collected from the floodplain.

Its purpose is twofold, on the one hand, to draw attention to waste pollution, and on the other hand, to show that waste can be a valuable raw material if we treat it properly.

After installation, the plastic boat can serve as a resting place and a meeting point with the bean bags placed on it, as well as an exhibition space. It is also an interesting sight on land, but in water (depending on the conditions of the event venue) it can be a program element that hides additional excitement. You can even try it under the supervision of experienced river rescuers. In this case, we provide a life jacket.


Do you think picking up trash can be a community experience? Or innovation from waste? Step on board, take a good look around, then sit comfortably and listen to the experience report of the petkalos. Their stories take you to the magical floodplain forests of the Tisza, or to an uninhabited island near Jánd. They tell about how they visited 6 countries to draw attention to river waste pollution, and how they trickled the Tisza water into the Danube and then into the Black Sea during their expedition. In the meantime, you can discover some exciting objects that they created during their river-cutting activities, because they saw value in the waste.

For an individual request