The movement began in Estonia in 2008 when 50 000 people came together and cleaned up their entire country in five hours. Today, Let’s Do It! is a global network, having engaged a total of more than 36 million participants.
Slovenia holds the participation record in Let’s Do It! – almost 14% of the entire population participated in the cleanup day. Let’s Do It! cleanups with a huge participation rate have also taken place in Latvia (10%), Lithuania (8%), Bulgaria (13%), Kosovo (10%), Kyrgyzstan (7%), Albania (5%) and naturally also in Estonia (4%).
Waste mapping is a process which main goal is to build an overview of waste situation all around the world. The main reason to map waste is to get a better understanding of where the mismanaged solid waste dumping sites are and how much waste there is.
In 2018 Let’s Do It Foundation had many mapping campaigns and the result is visible in the image.
To help to collect data for World Cleanup Day 2019 you can download
You are welcome to join informal discussion group for the organisations and individuals interested in organising waste mapping activities. Here is the Facebook group
Let’s Do It! is not only about gathering a lot of people together. It’s about people who want to see that their contribution changes something right now. It’s about people who are not afraid of getting their hands dirty to see a change.
Which countries have cleaned up the biggest quantity of illegal waste? Take a look how much waste has been cleaned by Let’s Do It! activists in various countries.
Handling waste at a cleanup
Managing a cleanup and handling the waste collected after a big cleanup can be a complicated task. For World Cleanup Day 2018, our knowledge team put together a series of documents to help your planning. Although a lot of what needs to be done largely depends on various local conditions, here are some guidelines to give you ideas and point you in the right direction.
- The guiding principles for post-cleanup waste management
- An easy to-do checklist
- Flowchart for waste sorting at cleanup
- Flowchart for planning logistics
- How to recognise hazardous waste and what to do with it.
- Setting up a resource station
- Handling biowaste
- Some recycling options for different materials.
- Cleanup waste management examples from Slovenia and Indonesia
Let's Do It! Statistics
Data visualization developed by Andres, Aare and Kalmer from
In partnership with: