World Cleanup Day: Unite countries across the world in an epic green wave of cleanups

World Cleanup Day this Saturday (21 September) will unite countries across the world in an epic 36-hour green wave of cleanups – beginning in New Zealand and travelling around the world before ending in Hawaii.

Internationally, citizens from 157 countries will participate in World Cleanup Day across six continents, uniting an estimated 18 million volunteers for a single day of action. From Australia to Thailand, Italy to Chile, volunteers worldwide are united by the common issue of managing and ending global waste.

Plastic pollution and waste challenge every community, every day, and these clean ups offer a chance for every person to make a real difference. By working together, World Cleanup Day and its partners aim to inspire action and achieve tangible impacts on waste in our environment.

Around the world, people are encouraged to get up, get out, and help clean up their communities to create a healthier, more sustainable future.

Steve Jewett, Co-Founder of National Cleanup Day, said: “There is real power in community action, especially around the issue of waste which affects us all. By focusing on the local level, action and attention begins to build toward a global movement.”

Last year, World Cleanup Day brought together17.8 million people from 157 countries.

To get involved as a volunteer, visit the World Cleanup Day website for events near you.

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Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about lifestyles including sustainable and green living. She also offers content services to businesses and individuals at

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