Tallinn takes part in World Cleanup Day
“Through this activity, we, in the Port of Tallinn want to support the world’s biggest civic action and protect the nature,” said Valdo Kalm, Port of Tallinn. “During three hours, 40 of our employees together with the members of the management board collected circa 1.6 tons of waste consisting of general domestic waste, tires, electronics, metals and other types of waste that was dumped on the shore close to the harbour area.”
On World Cleanup Day, 15 September 2018, millions of volunteers from thousands of communities, organisations and likeminded corporates have united and cleaned up their roads, parks, cities, beaches, forests, and riversides in the fight against one of the most pressing environmental problems: mismanaged waste.
World Cleanup Day is being propelled by the civic movement Let’s do it! World, which has been initiating cleanup actions across 113 countries throughout the last decade, with over 20 million volunteers taking part in total.
The Port of Tallinn has participated in the cleanup actions since 2008 and helped to clean the seaside public areas around its harbours.
The Let’s do it! World movement began in of Estonia in 2008, when 50,000 people came together to clean up the entire country in just five hours.
The year 2018 marks 100 years since the founding of the Republic of Estonia.