European Clean-Up Day
millions of tonnes of litter end up in oceans, beaches, forests and elsewhere
in nature. The primary causes are our societies’ unsustainable production and
consumption patterns, poor waste management strategies and the lack of
awareness of the population.
In order to reduce littering in nature and to give visibility to the issue, the
EWWR (European Week for Waste Reduction) coordinates a Europe-wide annual clean-up
A European movement
Several clean-up campaigns have been implemented in Europe over the past years
to tackle the litter problem. The European Clean-Up Day, "Let’s Clean Up
Europe!”, intends to bring these initiatives together to have a Europe-wide
clean-up event that takes place on the same day all over the continent;
involving and reaching as many citizens as possible. The European Clean-Up Day
will take place between 12 and 17 May 2017.
By being part of "Let’s Clean Up Europe!” and helping
to clean up their environment, participants can see how much waste is being
dumped in their neighbourhood. This action provides a unique opportunity to
raise citizen’s awareness on the litter problem and to help changing people's
Come and join us!
If you would like to register a local clean-up action, please do so by
contacting the coordination team responsible for your area.
List of Coordinators(http://www.ewwr.eu/en/coordinators/lcue) of Let's Clean Up Europe!
A set of communication tools to promote Let's Clean Up Europe! has been
developed and will be made available for all participants via the coordinators.
Organizing your clean-up action
The main steps you will have to take to plan your clean-up activity are
Before the action:
- Identify a place to
- Get your contacts on
- Register your action with the coordinator responsible for your area
- Set up your team and find some support/sponsor.
- Promote your
On the day of the clean-up activity:
- Meet with your team on the place indicated
- Collect litter, sorting it as much as possible (in particular glass
and hazardous waste)
- Share ideas about the 3Rs: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
After the clean-up it would be
great if you could send your feedback as well as pictures and videos of your
clean-up activity to your coordinator.