International Coastal Cleanup Day is an annual holiday that is a day for cleaning up garbage on the street. Celebrated every third Saturday in September. In 2022 falls on September 16th.
The celebration of Coastal Cleanup Day began in 2017. It was proposed by Steve Jewett and Bill Willoughby. The main goal is to get as many Americans as possible to clean up the garbage on the streets. Similar events are held in all 50 states. You can not only take part in them, but also organize them yourself. To do this, just enough to place an ad on the national website.
Annual holidays that call to support the environment or take a direct part in improving the environment are gaining more and more popularity. People want to live in a clean city and enjoy every day spent outside.
The invention of plastic-based packaging has significantly worsened the environment. A huge amount of this garbage ends up in the ocean, polluting it and worsening the conditions for the life of fish, shellfish and algae. Plastic can lie in the ground for hundreds of years, because because of its synthetic composition, it cannot decompose quickly. Therefore, bottles and other packaging must be collected and recycled.
International Coastal Cleanup Day is a large-scale event that brings together people of different ages and professions.
- Around 100 marine animals and 1 million birds die every year due to plastic waste.
- 60 kg of waste paper handed over for recycling saves one tree.
- Optimization of secondary waste production will make it possible to reduce environmental pollution by 45%.
How to celebrate
Team up with friends, family and acquaintances and take part in garbage collection activities. Learn more on the Internet about the problem of environmental pollution with household waste.
Start to be more careful about sorting your garbage. This will make it easier to process it. Share information about the holiday on social networks and try to attract as many people as possible to clean the streets.
When is International Coastal Cleanup Day celebrated in 2022?
International Coastal Cleanup Day is observed on the third Saturday of September each year.