World Cleanup Day

WORLD CLEANUP DAY 

World Cleanup Day is the world’s largest one-day civic action engaging more than 191 countries to tackle the global waste crisis. World Cleanup Day is not just about clean-ups. It's a strong and unique network of doers who share the vision of a waste-free world and believe that together we can clean up the world from waste for good. The international initiative of World Cleanup Day was born in 2008 in Estonia from the bottom-up civil movement Let’s Do It! World. This happened when 50,000 people united to clean up the entire country in just five hours. This movement, World Cleanup Day harnesses the power of people around the world to achieve incredible things by joining together. Its beauty lies in cooperation and collaboration: building bridges between disparate communities and including all levels of society – from citizens to business, to government.

 Let’s do it Tanzania 

The campaign celebrates World Cleanup Day annually by having a peak event of cleanups and waste and brand audits in several regions of Tanzania. Every year, in September, thousands of participants gather at various sites to collect and analyse waste. We conduct Waste and Brand audits using the Break Free from Plastic’s Brand Audit Toolkit to raise awareness and collect data for advocacy.

Nipe Fagio has been the official leader of Let's Do It Tanzania since 2018. 

How are we different?

For Nipe Fagio there are two important reasons to coordinate the World Cleanup Day: data collection and awareness raising. Waste and Brand Audits (WABA) allow people to not just engage in collecting waste from common areas but to also understand the origin of waste mismanagement.

WCD Numbers Speaks

After analyzing over 350,000 units of waste, the results show that, on average, 64% of the waste in the sample bags audited is plastic waste. In 2021 plastic waste accounted for 76% of all waste collected. Waste and Brand audits conducted since 2018 highlighted that the most common type of plastic found in the environment is polyethene terephthalate (PET) with 23,094 (33%) pieces, followed by Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE) 22,112 (31%) pieces, High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) 5%, while multi-layered, single-layered, polystyrene and polypropylene together were 20%.

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Opportunity for Tanzania 

It is important to highlight the incredible opportunity that we have in Tanzania: 75% of the waste found in brand audits is locally produced, meaning that we can solve 75% of the problem with strong national regulations. Tanzania has a ban on plastic carrier bags and plastic seals and our neighbouring countries, Rwanda and Kenya, have taken severe action against single-use plastic, making the East Africa community a global leader and progressive regional group against plastic pollution. If we solve the problem locally, we can set a meaningful example to the world; a path that requires private sector engagement, government oversight and civil society awareness.

Join our movement Today-Let’s Do It Tanzania

Join us each September for a waste-free world!

World Cleanup Day 2024: 

Pre-registration for World Cleanup Day 2024 will open in June 2024.

Register in advance and stay informed of cleanup sites and other engagements.

  • Volunteer

Are you interested in participating in World Cleanup Day?  Be part of the global movement of environmental heroes! Register as an individual, group, friend or family and we will give you details of a close cleanup site or event near you. 

  • Cleanup organizer/ Partner 

Are you organizing or planning to run a cleanup event? Register your event and invite volunteers to participate. Your cleanup event will appear on our social media and website list.  We can support you with useful experience on how to organise cleanups and marketing materials to help you promote the event. 

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