World Cleanup Day: The largest collection of rubbish in history

The initiative was launched ten years ago in Estonia - Its aim is to focus international attention on the problems of rubbish and pollution.

Volunteers from 156 countries on the planet are joining forces today by gathering thousands of tonnes of garbage.

The "World Cleanup Day" initiative began in Estonia ten years ago. Its aim is to focus international attention on the problems of waste and pollution. In this way, it wants to raise awareness among governments, industries and societies on environmental issues, especially on the issue of proper waste management.

The Fiji Islands are the starting point for a global marathon of political action to clean up the planet, as the environmental action initiators say.

More than 20 million people are expected to be mobilized in the US, Japan, New Zealand, Argentina, Estonia, France and Australia, as the French newspaper Le Figaro points out.

"The goal of World Cleanup Day is not just to clean the planet, but to focus on the seriousness of global waste management. We will give the greatest environmental lesson ever and this brings us a step closer to starting to tackle the deepest Only collective action and strong public pressure on policy-makers and businesses will take the necessary steps, "said Eva Traveri, head of the Management Board of the "Let's do it!" movement that promotes "World Day of Cleaning".