September is the month dedicated to coastal cleanups, largerly thanks to the initative driven by the International Coastal Cleanup (ICC). For more than 35 years, the ICC has galvanized communities worldwide to collect litter that pollutes the waterways, making our beaches cleaner and our ocean healthier. Luckily it is an issue with which we can all play a part in the solution. Since ICC’s beginning, more than 17 million volunteers have collected more than 348 million pounds of trash ! In addition to cleaning beaches and waterways, ICC volunteers contribute to the world’s largest database on marine litter, posing great threats to our ocean faces.
So, the World Cleanup Day of 2022 is the 17th of September. Check out and contact your national coordinators and have your part in one or more clean ups!
(C) Ocean Conservancy, ICC