Let's Clean Up Europe!
A European Spring Clean!
Every year, millions of tonnes of litter end up in oceans, beaches, forests and elsewhere in nature. The primary causes of this littering issue are our society’s unsustainable production and consumption patterns, poor waste management strategies and a lack of awareness of citizens.
By implementing clean-up actions you contribute to solving the littering problem but you also raise awareness about the amount of waste produced, the importance of waste prevention and waste reduction! Clean-up actions can be implemented between 1 March and 30 June, every year, under the Let’s Clean-up Europe (LCUE) flag!
However our aim is to concentrate actions during the second weekend of May, namely from 12 to 14 May this year, in order to give a stronger voice and draw attention to the critical issues related to littering!
How to organise a clean-up action?
- Identify the problematic place to clean, then get your contacts on board and register your action. If you want to go big you can set up a team and find some support or sponsors.
- On the clean-up day it’s time for action! Gather your team and start collecting litter, sorting it as much as possible! Share ideas about the 3Rs: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. We also have a LCUE Factsheet with more details and ideas.
- Get more visibility by using our communication tools! You can download them here!
- Remeber to take pictures, videos and to send your feedback to your Coordinator!
Download the latest LCUE infographic:
Come and join us!
For more information contact the Coordinator responsible in your area.
See here the List of Let’s Clean-Up Europe Coordinators 2017!
If there is no Coordinator covering your territory you too have the possibility to become a LCUE Coordinator! Ideally LCUE Coordinators are public authorities or associations/actors that have experience in organising clean-up actions.
Or you can contact the Let’s Clean Up Europe Secretariat for further information:
AICA, the International Association for Environmental Communication
Contact: Francesca Davoli francesca.davoli(at)envi.info