World Cleanup Day
September 14, 2023
3 minutes to read
Aiming together for a healthier, cleaner planet … That’s what we at Keytrade Bank love to support and that is why we have teamed up with River Cleanup, which are experts in this matter. This Belgian organisation’s mission is to prevent plastic pollution of our oceans by intensively cleaning up rivers.
On Saturday 16 September you can join World Cleanup Day to help fix our planet’s gigantic waste problems?
How to participate?
Do you like to clean up close to where you live? Alone, with family, or with friends? Check out our River Cleanup’s website and help them remove litter in one of their actions. Cleanup material such as gloves, trash bags and litter pickers will be available on site. Have a look at the events below and Check out the planned events and be sure to quickly register!
Would you rather want to organise a cleaning event of your own? That’s possible too and rather easy to do. Select a date, location and create your own event on https://www.worldcleanupday.org/create-cleanup. Afterwards you just need to motivate as many people as possible to join you
Litter is a problem of all of us, but fortunately, we all can be part of its solution.
An ugly plastic truth
Every year, more than 11 billion kg of plastic is polluting our oceans. 80% of which through our rivers. Water makes this plastic break up in extremely tiny little pieces. And yes, these 'microplastics' are truly everywhere. They're even in the air we breathe. Did you know that we unconsciously inhale or take in a weekly dose of about a bank card? This simply cannot be good for our health.
What is River Cleanup?
Founded by Thomas de Groote, River Cleanup focusses with its ‘River Warriors’ on:
- Cleaning thanks to a worldwide network of volunteers
- Informing people through workshops and lectures and make them conscious of this gigantic problem
- Transforming organisations such as Keytrade Bank to help them reduce their environmental impact.
World Cleanup Day = the world’s largest civic action
|In numbers:||The impact of River Cleanup (since 2019)|
197 countries and territories
71 million volunteers
325 000 tons of garbage
23151 kg of waste