WORLD CLEANUP DAY
September 18, 2021
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!
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.
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.
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.
Head of organising
Head of Educational Programme
Choirs and Churches
Communications and Education
Communication and Social Media