WORLD CLEANUP DAY

SEPTEMBER 17, 2022

World Cleanup Day is the world’s largest one-day civic action to engage more than 180 countries to tackle global waste crisis.

World Cleanup Day is not just about cleanups. 

It’s a strong and unique network of doers who share the vision of the waste-free world and believe that together we can clean up the world from waste.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE?

Join the World Cleanup Day movement and participate
in a clean up with friends or family, school mates, colleagues,
a choir or church. Everyone is welcome!

IN 2020

0
Estonians
0
cigarette butts

CIGARETTE BUTTS AND SMALL PLASTIC

  • Plastic straws are no longer considered to be the best known garbage problem in the world – instead, it’s cigarette filters and, more specifically, a filter made of cellulose acetate fibers that does not biodegrade.
  • Of the approximately six trillion cigarettes smoked each year, 4.5 trillion cigarette filters end up in nature.
  • Animals and birds are indiscriminate eaters: that is, they cannot distinguish between food and plastic waste, including cigarette butts.
  • Birds, fish and marine animals eat small colored plastic waste because it resembles their own food.
  • Up to 5 trillion plastic bags are consumed every year in the world, that means almost 10 million plastic bags per minute.
  • In the oceans, the most dangerous plastic is the one that cannot be seen by the naked eye.
  • Almost 50% of all plastic has been produced in the last 15 years.

WHY?

Nearly every human on this planet has a place they call a Home. Be it a mansion, a street, a hut or a flat in a metropolis. Then there are the cities, countries, and regions we call home. And the planet we call home. When 50,000 Estonians cleaned their home in 5 hours, the world got wind of it. The simplicity of the idea and the ‘let’s do it’ attitude took off and the rest, as they say, is history. In 2018, a 101-year old man volunteered to clean in Curaçao. In Estonia, a group of mothers carrying their babies went out to clean. In Scotland, a dogs association came out with the dogs. 

HOW?

Let’s Do It World (LDIW) is a global organization that unites more than 150 countries. World Cleanup Day is the biggest event organized by LDIW. Each country has a leader or a group of leaders, who work day and night, often as volunteers, to mobilize the people in their countries for World Cleanup Day. Leaders come from all walks of life – strong women defying societal boundaries, environmentalists fighting for a better tomorrow, organizations uniting concerned citizens. Each country is affected by the mismanaged waste in different ways.

OUR PARTNERS

ESTONIAN ORGANISERS

ELIKE SAVIORG

Head of organising

elike@maailmakoristus.eee

+372 5038650

MART NORMET

Creative Director

mart.normet@ldiw.org

KERLI LAUR

Head of Educational Programme

kerli@maailmakoristus.ee

LAURA VADAM

Communications Manager

laura@maailmakoristus.ee

+372 53585922

MARIAN MÄEOTS

Partner Relations

ettevotted@maailmakoristus.ee

BRITT NORMET

Choirs and Churches

britt@maailmakoristus.ee

 

EGER KARUSE

Communications and Education

eger@maailmakoristus.ee

+372 5267656

TATJANA LAVROVA

Russian Communication

tatjana.lavrova@gmail.com

+372 58175454

MERILY TOIGER

Social Media

merily@maailmakoristus.ee

+372 58192018

HANNELE KÄND

Communication and Social Media

hannele.kand@gmail.com