Half a million expected to take part in Europe spring clean

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The 4th round of “Let's Clean Up Europe (LCUE)” campaign against littering is expected to draw a vast number of participants over the weekend of 12-14 May.

According to the LCUE, over 4.600 clean-up actions with more than 500,000 volunteers have been registered for the so-called “spring clean-up” with actions taking place throughout the whole spring period from 1 March – 30 June.

However, in honour of Europe Day – celebrated 9 May – the weekend of 12-14 May is expected to see more than 50% of the registered actions taking place.

“Throughout those days, you may see representatives of public authorities, businesses, associations, educational establishments and groups of citizens picking up litter in open spaces,” LCUE said in a 12 May press release.

In addition to removing litter from the environment, volunteers will also try to raise awareness about the problem of littering on a larger scale.

The European Clean Up day is a campaign on waste prevention coordinated by the Life+ project - European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR). 

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