The Malta Independent 21 September 2019, Saturday

Let’s Do It Malta can’t organise national clean-up this year ‘due to unforeseen circumstance’

Giulia Magri Wednesday, 21 August 2019, 12:04 Last update: about 1 month ago

Due to unforeseen circumstances the organisers Let’s Do It Malta (made up of the groups Malta Clean Up and Get Trashed Malta) will not be organising the national clean-up day this year, but encouraged people to still participate in clean-ups on the day. 

World clean-up day is a global social action program to tackle the global solid waste problem and is being held this year on September 21st.

On Tuesday afternoon Let’s Do It Malta broke the news that they will not be proceeding with the organisation of the national clean-up this year. Along with their post was a map of Malta, showing localities which have already signed up to take part in the national clean- up. “It would be such a shame should these areas not be tended to! If you have signed up as a leader we highly encourage you to continue to host you’re clean up as planned and work alongside your local council for resources.”

An organiser from Malta Clean Up spoke to Malta Independent explaining that although the organisers will not be able to proceed with the event this year, many leaders who have participated in previous clean-ups are now well trained and urged to work with local councils to still make it happen. “The organisers did a lot of the planning already and assigned people to certain areas. Many leaders have done clean ups before and many will continue with the clean-ups on the 21st, so people could keep an eye out for events happening on that day and participate.”

Last year it was reported that approximately 1,800 volunteers signed up to be involved in the clean-up of around 70 sites around Malta and Gozo and in 2017 over 2,000 bags of rubbish were filled across the island.

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