Registrations for anti-littering campaign “Let’s Clean Up Europe” open in March

18 November 2016
Categoria:  News e-Gazette

Let’s Clean Up Europe”, the European campaign against littering and dumping waste, supported and promoted by the Ministry of the Environment, will start again shortly. The initiative is based on a call-to-action: anybody can suggest and plan events for collecting litter and cleaning up their local environment, with activities that directly and actively involve citizens. Registration opens on the 9th March. All you need to do to sign up is go on the Ministry ( and partner websites and fill in the online form. This year the event is scheduled to take place between the 8th and the 10th May, though activities can also be organised between the 3rd and the 17th of the same month to get as many people involved as possible. Italy is one of the European countries taking part in the initiative, thanks to coordination of the Ministry and the Comitato Promotore Italiano. The latter has been organising the European Week for Waste Reduction for the past six years alongside the Ministry of the Environment, Federambiente, Città metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Città Metropolitana di Torino, ANCI, Legambiente, AICA (International Association for Environmental Communication), which plans the organisational secretariat, as well as permanent guest UNESCO. Local institutions and bodies, volunteering associations, schools, citizen groups, businesses and any other type of institute can register. Participating groups are asked, where possible, to keep a record of the volume of waste collected (divided by type) and the number of participants. They are then asked to fill in a monitoring form, collecting and comparing data between the various states taking part. Organisers will send all groups a flag featuring the event logo and will ask participants to post photos or videos of the volunteers at work on social media sites (Let’s Clean Up Europe is on Twitter and Facebook, hashtag #cleanupeurope).   For more information visit