Every year, 8 million tonnes of plastic end up in our oceans. By 2050, there will be more plastic than fish in the oceans. Imagine how this affects biodiversity, the aquatic environment and our health. We need to act. Every effort – no matter how small – matters. That is why, this year once again the Netherlands is organising the NL Waterway Cleanup. This time our goal is to prevent microplastics from entering the environment before it can pollute our groundwater.
The second edition will also take place on or around World Cleanup Day (17 September). On 16 September 2022, we will kick off in the Netherlands by rolling up our sleeves and cleaning waterways in the coastal town of IJmuiden. Together we can have impact across the globe.
Last year’s event was quite a success: 25 Dutch embassies organised cleanups from Kazakhstan to Canada, from New Zealand to Finland. This year we hope to build on that success with 50 embassies joining hands with their local partners. So join us on the NL Waterway Cleanup?
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