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Over 100 Members of European Parliament (MEPs) have signed a letter of support for World Cleanup Day, which will take place on 15 September 2018. In the letter, MEPs recognise the vital role of World Cleanup Day in Europe’s waste management ambitions; invite politicians and citizens to support their local cleanup actions; encourage wider promotion […]

Over 100 Members of European Parliament (MEPs) have signed a letter of support for World Cleanup Day, which will take place on 15 September 2018.

In the letter, MEPs recognise the vital role of World Cleanup Day in Europe’s waste management ambitions; invite politicians and citizens to support their local cleanup actions; encourage wider promotion of the event to increase awareness and help improve recycling rates, and call on all Member States to support the initiative by all available means.

Representatives from the Let’s Do It! World! core team attended the EU Green Week conference in Brussels, 22-24 May, to promote World Cleanup Day and discover how cities around Europe are moving towards sustainability.

A Let’s Do It! organised event titled ‘Changing “trash blindness” in one day’s efforts’ took place in the European Parliament alongside the conference, as an opportunity to thank MEPs and partners for their valuable support. The event aimed to present the ongoing efforts of partners of World Cleanup Day, and discover further opportunities for partners to collaborate in the world’s biggest peaceful civic action.

At the meeting, MEPs and World Cleanup Day partners discussed how to mobilise resources for World Cleanup Day using high-impact partnerships. Speakers from Microsoft, JCI, ISWA, Zero Waste Europe and World Cleanup Day Belgium (pictured above) made for a fascinating panel discussion, hosted by MEP Urmas Paet.

Alongside the Green Week conference, members of the Let’s Do It! World core team also held meetings with ‘Keep it Clean’ partners, to plan for a cleaner future following the mass World Cleanup Day action.