BEACH CLEAN-UP WEEK - Litter-free beaches all the way from the Baltic Sea to the Atlantic Ocean

This spring the Baltic Sea Challenge initiative and Keep the Archipelago Tidy Association organize a Beach clean-up week to increase awareness of the effects of littering on our waterbodies, and to offer an easy opportunity for all to participate in concrete water protection work.

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The Beach clean-up week starts on Saturday 29.4. with simultaneous Clean Beach events in Finland (Helsinki and Turku), Estonia (Tallinn) and Russia (St. Petersburg), and culminates in Nordic Coastal Clean-up Day on 6.5., which will take the effort through Finland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark all the way to Iceland. The events offer an opportunity for all to participate in the actual cleaning of beaches, to learn about recycling, and to get information about the effects of litter on our waterbodies and seas. In between, the organizers offer increased information about marine litter on the Beach clean-up week Facebook page!

Stay tuned, and join the main events or organize your own clean-up!

FALL CLEAN-UP WEEKEND 9th-11th September 2016!


The goal is to clean up beaches through voluntary work and raise public awareness of the Baltic Sea
and freshwater environments litter issue, thus giving people a concrete chance to make a difference
to the environmental well-being of the Baltic Sea and freshwaters. In addition to cleaning up the beaches, these voluntary work events also aim to gather information on the amount and type of litter found.

The campaign is open to associations, societies, clubs, hobby groups, workplaces, businesses, cities,
institutions, students, school children, families, and groups of friends, as well as individual citizens.

Each participating party is free to choose their clean-up site and invite either their own organisation’s members, or organise a public event for all who sign up to come and join in the clean-up efforts.