Who We Are

 
 

Renew Oceans is a non-profit organization working to reduce ocean plastic pollution where it begins—in populous river-adjacent communities in the developing world.

Our scalable approach involves a deep engagement of local communities, which includes partnership with community leaders, collaboration with and fair incentives for individual waste pickers, and a localized plastic pollution infrastructure that encompasses land and water collection, diversion from ocean current flow, and conversion of low-value plastics to diesel fuel.

We integrate innovative systems and technology that not only address solid plastic pollution (like water bottles), but also, for the first time in our regions of focus, create end markets for soft plastics—opening up new financial opportunities and improving quality of life for our network of waste pickers.

Our work will divert significant amounts of ocean-bound plastic waste from polluted rivers and their tributary systems.

We will begin with Renew Ganga, a dedicated project near the Ganges riverbanks in Varanasi, India.

 
 
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The Team

 
 
 
 
Priyanka Bakaya  Founder & Director

Priyanka Bakaya Founder & Director

Vishal Kumar  General Manager

Vishal Kumar General Manager

Rahul Singh  Impact Manager

Rahul Singh Impact Manager

Rajib Chakraborty  Design Engineer

Rajib Chakraborty Design Engineer

 
 
Aayushi Bhardwaj  Community Engagement Manager

Aayushi Bhardwaj Community Engagement Manager

Sunil Singh  Campaigns Manager

Sunil Singh Campaigns Manager

Mallika Arya  Outreach Manager

Mallika Arya Outreach Manager

Kuntal De  Design Consultant

Kuntal De Design Consultant

 

Our Sponsors

 
 

Founding Global Oceans Sponsor

 
 
 

with support from