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Let’s Clean Up Europe 2016

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After the success of 2015, the third edition of Let's Clean Up Europe (LCUE), the big European campaign against littering, took place all over Europe and beyond. Around 6-8 May 2016, more than 5,800 clean-up actions were registered. With almost 500,000 participants, the third edition of Let's Clean Up Europe was again a great success.

This Europe-wide clean-up day is coordinated every year since 2014 by the LIFE+ project European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR). The aim of this campaign is not only to clean rivers, parks or beaches from litter - and therefore to prevent major environmental damages - but also to call on concrete action introducing waste prevention and reduction in our daily lives: the best waste is the one which is not produced!

This year, actions have been implemented in 21 countries all over Europe and beyond, under the coordination of national or regional Coordinators. They act as a contact point for anyone interested in organizing a LCUE clean-up action and provide volunteers with support, communication material and the famous LCUE flags which wave during the actions.

Once again Let's Clean Up Europe has been very "social": pictures and videos of LCUE 2016 actions can be found online on Facebook (Let's Clean Up Europe - Official) and Twitter (@LetsCleanUpEU) or following the hashtag #cleanupeurope!