Over 200,000 Albanians come out to clean

On 25 May, 219,000 Abanians came out in force to clean their country in a single day. The event, organised by Green Line Albania, was their 6th national cleanup. Volunteers, students, kindergartens, civil society organisations, community groups, and members of the business community, international community, local government institutions and central government institutions were all mobilised […]

On 25 May, 219,000 Abanians came out in force to clean their country in a single day. The event, organised by Green Line Albania, was their 6th national cleanup.

Volunteers, students, kindergartens, civil society organisations, community groups, and members of the business community, international community, local government institutions and central government institutions were all mobilised to collect over 127,000 sacks of waste.

Green Line Albania is a branch of the Let’s Do It! World movement, with a mission to ‘protect the environment, promote green tourism, engage communities and promote volunteering – to create a green footprint to be followed by all of us, and by generations to come’.

Since the launch of Green Line Albania, their 6 national cleanups and 3 coastal cleanups have engaged a over 1.2 million volunteers, collecting over 80,000 tons of waste in total.

Ervin Shehaj, the leader of Green Line Albania, says: “Our mission will continue until all inhabitants of this country, public institutions and businesses become aware that our coexistence with waste must end once and for all.

“This is the duty of us all, and an obligation we all have towards our children. Following such a great success, we feel more motivated than ever before, and look forward to an even bigger cleanup on World Cleanup Day!”