World Clean Up Day
World Clean-up Day is the world’s largest single-day civic action, on which more than 180 countries engage to tackle the global waste crisis. The Day is not just about clean-ups. It’s also about a strong and unique network of doers who share the vision of a waste-free world and believe together we can clean up the world from waste.
The World Clean-up Day since its inception in 2018, has brought out more than 50 million volunteers, but the initiative has the goal to involve 5% of the world’s population (or approximately 380 million people) in cleaning up the world.
On World Clean-up Day, volunteers and partners worldwide will come together, even in the face of the special requirements and many restrictions of Covid-19, to rid our planet of trash – cleaning up litter and mismanaged waste from our beaches, rivers, forests, streets, and gutters.
World Clean-up Day aims to raise awareness of the mismanaged waste crisis, by mobilizing all spheres of society to participate in clean-up actions. Individuals, governments, corporations, and organizations are all encouraged to take part in clean-ups and find solutions to tackle mismanaged waste.
Climate change is evident across the globe with damage that is traceable to waste and its improper disposal.
Plastics alone constitute a major percentage of the waste problem. Researchers estimate that more than 8.3 billion tons of plastics have been produced since the early 1950s, (about 60% of that plastic has ended up in either a landfill or in the natural environment).
According to “Let’s Do It World”, (the organizers of World Clean-up Day), more than 8million tons of plastic end up in the oceans that produce 70% of our oxygen!
If current trends continue, our oceans could contain more plastics than fish by 2050!
The goal of The World Clean Up Day is not only to clean up trash but also to increase awareness both locally and globally about the severe problem of pollution and the bad management of urban solid waste.
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