PRESS RELEASE: World Cleanup Day update no 3

15/09/18 15 hours into the World Cleanup Day means that the green wave has reached the areas of the most active participation. The Head Quarter’s team is continuously collecting data from the country teams to get an overview of the progress in numbers. Whilst 92 countries are in the midst of their cleanup action, by […]

15/09/18

15 hours into the World Cleanup Day means that the green wave has reached the areas of the most active participation. The Head Quarter’s team is continuously collecting data from the country teams to get an overview of the progress in numbers.

Whilst 92 countries are in the midst of their cleanup action, by now more than 30 countries from South-East Asia, Eastern Partnership Countries, East Asia, South Asia, Middle-East and Oceania have completed theirs: Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, Fiji, Hong Kong, Indonesia, India, Iran, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Cambodia, South Korea, Kazakhstan, Laos, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Mongolia, Maldives, Malaysia, Nepal, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Pakistan, Russia, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Taiwan, Vietnam, Vanuatu. 

We have results coming in continuously. Initial reports on confirmed numbers of volunteers participating have come in from a total of 45 countries so far, totalling estimated 16.8 million.

 There are 20 countries yet to start their own World Cleanup Day action, as the green wave continues to sweep across the globe.

Talking about the highlights: today there were more than 250 registered and twice as many non-registered cleaning events happening in all regions of Nepal, with estimated 1 million participants, which makes over 3% of the population.

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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 and YouTube 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 at www.EV100.ee

More information:

Website:  www.worldcleanupday.org

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

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/letsdoitworld

Tiina Urm, Head of Communication

Ph.  +372 53000515

E-mail: [email protected]

Skype:  tiinaurm

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