About World Cleanup 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!Find out more