World Cleanup Day

World Cleanup Day around the world in 2021

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Dates of World Cleanup Day
2023 InternationalSep 16
International Sat, Sep 16Observances Holiday
2022 InternationalSep 17
International Sat, Sep 17Observances Holiday
2021 InternationalSep 18
International Sat, Sep 18Observances Holiday
2020 InternationalSep 19
International Sat, Sep 19Observances Holiday
2019 InternationalSep 21
International Sat, Sep 21Observances Holiday
World Cleanup Day is a civic movement, uniting 180 countries and millions of people across the world to clean up the planet. In one day.

Volunteers and partners worldwide come together to rid our planet of trash – cleaning up litter and mismanaged waste from our beaches, rivers, forests, and streets. This world-changing idea began in the small northern European country of Estonia, in 2008. 50,000 people united to clean up the entire country in just five hours.

World Cleanup Day is the largest one-day peacetime civic action against waste aiming to raise awareness of the global mismanaged waste crisis and its impact on the environment.Cleanups alone will not solve the crisis, but these events create change in society by:

  • Promoting change in individual behaviour
  • Creating awareness of trash around us
  • Diverting civil society’s and governments attention to this crisis.

Are you an individual, a group, an organisation or a company? All are welcome to participate in World Cleanup Day!

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