Since 2008, International Cleanup Day has been commemorated every third Saturday of September. In 2021 it will be held on September 18.
This commemoration emerged in Estonia under the civic movement Let's Do It!, and quickly gained support around the world. Today it seeks to attack the poor disposal of solid waste.
There are more than 150 countries that join this day with various initiatives, such as beach cleaning and the promotion of cleanliness and hygiene in different spaces. In 2020, due to the restrictions due to the pandemic, the day focused on cleaning up the waste and thus reducing the impact on the carbon footprint left by digital systems.
For the 2021 version, the Let's Do It foundation has confirmed more than 30 million volunteers from 150 countries who will join this day and each confirmed country is scheduled tasks according to their needs.
In Latin America, Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and in general almost all the countries of the region, have registered volunteers for the day. Some of them have called for acknowledging the role that cleanliness and hygiene has played in dealing with the pandemic.
To learn about the volunteer groups in each country and the tasks they will develop, visit https://www.worldcleanupday.org/