Name of the country team: 
Let's do it! Belgium
Contact e-mail: 
belgium [at] letsdoitworld [dot] org

 

The team of Let's Do It Belgium is devided in sections responsible for separate parts of the country

For Brussels and the capital region, please contact

ANJA VAN CAMPENHOUT at belgium [at] letsdoitworld [dot] org

 

General contact information:

Email: info [at] letsdoitbelgium [dot] org; belgium [at] letsdoitworld [dot] org



All cleanups

Timesort icon Cleanup project name Region within the country Actual number of volunteers
26.04.2014 (All day) Antwerp Port cleanup Antwerp
21.03.2014 (All day) Let's Do It Belgium
23.03.2013 (All day) Let's Do It! Belgium
17.03.2013 (All day) Cleanup in Brussels Brussels
15.03.2013 (All day) Cleanup Belgium 20000
22.09.2012 (All day) Let's do it! Belgium 1600


Media coverage in other channels

vvsg - Sun, 09/12/2012
In het weekend van 16 en 17 maart 2013 wordt de nationale zwerfvuilactie ‘Let’s do it Belgium!’ georganiseerd. Gemeenten en afvalintercommunales kunnen ‘Let’s do it Belgium’ ondersteunen en zo hun eigen zwerfvuilacties meer zichtbaarheid geven. Ze kunnen ook rekenen op extra materiële ondersteuning vanuit het ‘indevuilbak’-initiatief. Read more »
‎Полит74.Ру - Mon, 14/05/2012
До самого масштабного субботника в истории Челябинска осталось меньше недели. 13 апреля в информационно-аналитическом центре администрации города Челябинска состоялась презентация проекта «Всемирная уборка» («World Cleanup»). Read more »
Swell - Sat, 12/05/2012
In Belgium, the action picked up by Jef Clear Weert hiker who had to determine that the amount of litter in our open space only increases. “Our ambition is the whole Belgian territory litter-free up space in a single day and with as many volunteers” he says. “The influence of litter on the habitat of wild animals and the food is very big." Read more »


News

01.04.2014 Eurostat: Best waste performing countries in Europe are Estonia, Slovenia and Belgium »
According to Eurostat statistics published last week the best performing countries in Europe when it comes to waste avoidance and recycling are Estonia, Slovenia and Belgium.
31.01.2014 Belgium to launch its third national campaign against trash and waste »
By Liina Reinsaar, Let’s Do It! World Cleanup 2014 PR team


World Cleanup 2012

Cleanup project: Let's do it! Belgium – 22.09.2012 (All day)
Actual number of volunteers: 1600
Amount of waste collected: 8,2 tons
Short overview
On 22nd of September we've organized the cleanup in different towns/villages from one of the regions of Belgium (Flanders) and one river cleanup in the other region (Wallonia). This year we decided to just have a pilot cleanup to prepare for next year when we will have the action in the whole country. The organizer was our coordinator for the Flanders region and the initiator of Let's do it Belgium, Jef Helderweert We have not received the final results yet. We have organized cleanups mainly in towns/villages and not so much in forests/field or on highways. There was also one river cleanup (involving more towns). The cleanup was very well organized in cooperation with the local waste management company who helped us with gloves, bags and sometimes grabbers which made it quite easy on us. In most of the places the garbage was collected selectively (waste, glass and metal). In each city/town/village we had one local area coordinator. We involved the schools as well (about half of the participants were school students, information still to be completed) Next year we will organize it in the other region of Belgium also and in Brussels as well.
Situation before the cleanup
In Belgium illegal dump sites are not very common. This year we have focused on cities, therefore the situation of illegal dump sites is not well clarified.
Organizing
Structure. We have created the team for the cleanup : 6 people in the core team (+ or -)
Finance. About 700 EUR, most of it from our pocket
Partners. In De Vuilbak Haute-Meuse river (MHRC) Oxfam
Volunteers. 1600 people
Waste
Short overview of mapping. Each Local Area Coordinator made a map of the garbage points in his town/village, which were usually spread out.
Waste types. Glass, some construction waste and some metal waste


Statistics