PRESS RELEASE: Preliminary Overview World Cleanup Day – almost 15 mln have started across the world

15/09/18 The Asian and Oceania countries are actively collecting waste during the world’s biggest civic action World Cleanup Day, making the total number for those partcipating almost 15 million people. The biggest turnout during the first 10 hours of the campaign has been in Indonesia and Nepal, Cambodia posting also big numbers. The biggest surprise […]

15/09/18

The Asian and Oceania countries are actively collecting waste during the world’s biggest civic action World Cleanup Day, making the total number for those partcipating almost 15 million people. The biggest turnout during the first 10 hours of the campaign has been in Indonesia and Nepal, Cambodia posting also big numbers.

The biggest surprise this far has been Nepal, where about 1 million people turned out of the country’s 29 million population. The biggest numbers overall are estimated in Indonesia, where the overall participation might rise to 13 million by the end of the day. In Nepal there have been more than 300 cleaning events, with more than 150 charity organisations supporting different waste and recycling related initiatives.

Without China and Japan yet reporting their numbers, the biggest participant numbers have been as follows. Indonesia 13 million, Nepal 1 million, Cambodia 300 000, Iran 155 000 and India 110 000. In Indonesia and Nepal the numbers are estimates and in Iran the Cleanup activities have been carried out within two days.

Most of the African and European countries, including Estonia which started the Let’s Do it World movement in 2008, will start within an hour.

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World Cleanup Day events can be followed through the homepage www.letsdoitworld.org. The 24-hour, non-stop World Cleanup Live Show will cover the cleanups across the globe. The show is hosted by Irish TV presenter and producer Colm Flynn and TV presenter Zihlo Ndlovu from Zimbabwe and will be broadcast from Tallinn, Estonia. It will be aired via the World Cleanup Day website https://www.worldcleanupday.org/ and also via Facebook andYouTube channels.

 

The year 2018 marks 100 years since the founding of the Republic of Estonia. World Cleanup Day 2018 is Estonia’s biggest gift to the world on its 100th anniversary. More information about the centenary events can be found atwww.EV100.ee

More information:

Website: www.worldcleanupday.org

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/worldcleanupday2018/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/letsdoitworld

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/Letsdoitworld

Tiina Urm, Head of Communication

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