World Cleanup Day

World Cleanup Day around the world in 2023
Image: Volunteers cleaning a beach in Barbados. by Brian Yurasits , from Unsplash. Royalty Free

About World Cleanup Day

How long until World Cleanup Day?
World Cleanup Day .
Dates of World Cleanup Day
2024 Various Aug 21
InternationalWed, Aug 21Observances Holiday
USAWed, Aug 21Observances Holiday
2023 Various Sep 16
InternationalSat, Sep 16Observances Holiday
USASat, Sep 16Observances Holiday
2022 Various Sep 17
InternationalSat, Sep 17Observances Holiday
USASat, Sep 17Observances Holiday
2021 Various Sep 18
InternationalSat, Sep 18Observances Holiday
USASat, Sep 18Observances Holiday
2020 Various Sep 19
InternationalSat, Sep 19Observances Holiday
USASat, Sep 19Observances 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.
Where is World Cleanup Day observed in 2023?
USASep 16

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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