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Every year, millions of tonnes of waste are dumped into oceans, beaches, forests and other natural areas. The main causes for this problem can be:
In order to reduce the amount of waste dumped in the wild and to make this issue visible, the European Commission, in partnership with AICA, promotes an annual "Clean Day" action across Europe.
This Campaign "Let's Clean Up Europe!" has two main goals:
1. Mobilize key stakeholders at the local level to engage them in waste reduction actions (such as associations, local authorities and local technical services), inform about prevention objectives and encourage them to promote an informal and fun clean-up event.
2. Raise awareness across a wider audience by communicating the action "Let's Clean Up Europe!" through the media.
An European movement
Several Cleaning campaigns have been implemented in Europe in recent years in order to tackle the waste problem. Let's Clean Up Europe! intends to bring together these initiatives in order to promote Clean-up actions throughout Europe that take place at the same time, involving and reaching as many citizens as possible.
In 2019, the actions may be promoted between March 1st and June 30th. However, our goal is to focus actions during the second weekend of May, from May 10 to 12, 2019, so that together we can have a greater projection and a greater impact in this wake-up call to waste related problems!
Organize your "Spring Cleaning" now!
By taking part in this Campaign and helping to clean up an area of your community you can increase awareness of the amount of waste that is being abandoned in your surrounding area, increase citizens' awareness of the waste problems and help change behaviors.
A Citizens' initiative for citizens!
Learn more about the Campaign at: http://www.ewwr.eu/en/take_part/lets-clean-up-europe