How to Get Ready for World Cleanup Day 2022
Join millions around the world that collaborate for 24-hours of clean-up that begins in New Zealand and ends in Hawaii.
This year, World Cleanup Day is on 17 September, and this is when everyone around the globe comes together to participate in the removal of waste in our environment. This event kicks off in New Zealand and ends in Hawaii with countries around the world join in to rid our communities of waste. For more information on this event you can visit https://www.worldcleanupday.org.za.
With the worldwide focus on ridding our planet of waste, there is very little that governments do to tackle this in local communities and for this support is required from everyone, including relief and other organisations, to clean-up the trash that litters our streets, communities, cities, oceans, and beaches.
This September, participate and join in excess of 50 million volunteers in over 180 countries to rid our communities of trash.
With the assistance of volunteers from each country, a worldwide effort will aid in ridding our planet of plastics and non-biodegradable trash. World Cleanup Day has become one of the largest worldwide events to aid in waste removal and the impact that non-bio-degradable waste has on our environment. What started as an idea in Estonia in 2008 and joined together 50,000 people in the community has become a global event in which millions participate worldwide. We all need to make an effort and work towards a cleaner environment.
Gather your community to take action on local beaches or nature reserves to remove as much plastics and bio-degradable trash as possible.
How can you help?
- Map surrounding areas for clean-up in local
communities, on beaches or in oceans. Consider
streets, parks, local walks and surrounding
- Select the project in which your team or community will be involved with and draw up an event plan for the day.
- Gather friends, family, colleagues or
neighbours to establish a movement in your area.
The team at
will be able to advise and assist you with the
logistics for cleanup.
- Create awareness of littering and the
effects of this on our environment. Most
governments no longer take action against
littering, leaving it up to individual
communities to rectify the problem and find a
- Take the time to educate and inform your
employees on the proper disposal of waste,
both in the workplace and in their own
community and help to spread the message.
- Look closely at your own waste
management practices where even in the home
better practices could be put in place to
reduce or manage household waste.
- If you, your organisation, or company, are not able to participate, consider
a donation towards this non-profit event that
can be used for cleanup operations around the
- It is never to late to do good and every volunteer that signs up for Cleanup Day will be rewarded by knowing that the effort they put into this will make a difference.
It is not just our local communities that see the results of littering and poor waste management but also our rural communities. A short trip into the country will reveal how plastics and non-biodegradable trash has invaded our beautiful countryside and rural areas.