On September 15 Ukraine joined World Cleanup Day, global eco initiative encompassing 156 countries. Thousands of eco-volunteers, corporate teams, embassies, ministries and regional administrations joined the event, having cleaned up 6,100 locations across the country. Dnipro city was one of the central locations of the event, where the President of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid joined the forces of volunteers.
The idea of the campaign is simple – to clean up as many places on the planet as possible in one day. During the whole year before September 15 activists all over the world mapped the places with a special app, so that participants of the World Cleanup Day would be able to choose a convenient location and join the global green movement.
The World Cleanup Day is initiated by Let’s Do It, World and supported in Ukraine by Biosphere Corporation, which allocated 175 000 Freken BOK waste bags for the purpose.
“Our corporation owns the largest polyethylene recycling plant in Ukraine. It recycles 700-800 tons of waste every month. Then we use the recycled granule in the production of waste bags. That’s our way to show that sorting and recycling are the right things to do. Our goal is to promote a responsible culture of waste management. Support of the World Cleanup initiative is a great instrument to attract attention of as many people as possible to the waste problem,” Vice President of Biosphere Corporation Iryna Nesterenko said.
World Cleanup Day became the largest eco-initiative in the world’s history. 15 million volunteers took part, having cleaned up over 71 000 locations.