New Depollution Program Introduced at Indo Waste 2022 Expo & Forum

Non-profit NGO The SeaCleaners to present its versatile cleanup boat MOBULA 8 Stand BD05

At the Indo Waste 2022 Expo & Forum, the non-profit NGO The SeaCleaners will be proud to present for the first time the MAPP program designed to tackle the plague of plastic pollution on land and in waters in Indonesia.

MAPP stands for Mobula Against Plastic Pollution. The project unites several Indonesian partner organizations to implement clean-up operations in Bali inland waters and on-land activities, in collaboration with local authorities, organizations and community. The MAPP project is implemented with guidance from the Indonesian Government, in the framework of a Memorandum of Understanding signed in July 2022 with the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Investment of the Republic of Indonesia (CMMAI).

The objectives of the MAPP program are:

  • TO REDUCE MARINE PLASTIC POLLUTION by collecting waste, education & awareness raising.
  • TO STIMULATE INNOVATION by providing technology, capacity building, and knowledge sharing.
  • TO INCREASE LOCAL COMMUNITY RESILIENCE by fostering a better environment that allows natural resources to grow well, and supporting the livelihoods of the local community.
  • TO REDUCE PRESSURE ON THE ENVIRONMENT, by moving towards circular economy, reducing and repurposing the waste, better management hence less threat to the environment.

At the core of MAPP Indonesia is the MOBULA 8, a multi-purpose clean-up boat developed by The SeaCleaners. The boat is capable of cleaning up 15,000 sqm per hour, 18 km² per year. It collects both solid and liquid waste, and is designed to operate in rivers, mangrove swamps and lake areas, canals and coastal areas up to 5 miles from the coasts.

The MAPP project will consist in:

  • coastal and water-based operations in the Benoa Bay in the Denpasar region (Bali), in the mangrove forest, the Benoa Port, Waters under the Bali Toll Route
  • on-land operations in rural areas in Gili Trawangan and Amed region


At Indo Waste 2022 Expo & Forum, The SeaCleaners will present in details the MAPP program during 2 Technical Sessions:

  • Wednesday 5 October, 2.00pm, Theater 1
  • Thursday 6 October, 11.00am, Theater 3

More information available on The SeaCleaners’ booth BD05


Press contact at INDO WASTE 2022 EXPO & FORUM
Elise d’Epenoux – +33 (0)6 7917 4349 –



Created in 2016 by Franco-Swiss skipper Yvan Bourgnon, The SeaCleaners acts for the long-term conservation of the oceans and the reduction of marine plastic pollution. The organization develops actions both at sea and on land.

A Member Observer of the UN Environment Agency, the NGO has four objectives:

  • Collecting floating plastic waste in high concentration areas before it sinks or breaks down into microplastics.
  • Contributing to scientific knowledge through research and open data sharing.
  • Alleviating the problem at its source through education and public awareness initiatives, and carrying out waste collection operations with teams of volunteers.
  • Supporting the transition to a circular economy by developing and demonstrating innovative and ecofriendly technological solutions.

The SeaCleaners’ iconic project is the MANTA, a giant sailboat designed to combat oceanic plastic pollution.

Set to be launched in 2025, the MANTA will be the first concentrated ecology and technology factory ship capable of collecting, processing and recovering large quantities of marine plastic waste before it becomes fragmented and penetrates the marine ecosystem. It will operate in areas of high marine litter concentration, near the estuaries of major rivers and in the coastal waters of countries most impacted by plastic pollution.

Its biomimetic design, innovative hybrid propulsion system and power supply from renewable energy sources will enable the Manta to operate 75% of the time autonomously, without using fossil fuels, with a minimal environmental footprint. This extraordinary ship will also serve as a cutting-edge scientific laboratory for the observation, analysis and understanding of ocean plastic pollution and as an educational platform open to the public.