Six countries to follow Estonian litter cleanup example in 2010

A successful nationwide litter cleanup effort in Estonia in 2008, during which volunteers collected close to 10 000 tons of garbage dumped in forests and by the roadside, has inspired at least six countries to follow the example, the daily Postimees says.
Inspired by the Teeme ära 2008 (Let’s Do It 2008) campaign, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, India, Latvia and Lithuania are planning similar campaigns this year.
Latvia organised the first cleanup effort in September 2008 and again last year. “The aim is to make Latvia and the Baltic region the cleanest place on the world map within 10 years,” organiser Vita Jaunzeme said.
This weekend an international conference will take place in Tallinn in which new countries joining the campaign as well as Latvia and Lithuania will participate to share experiences and compile a virtual handbook for the many other countries grappling with litter problems.
The conference falls on the same day as the first cleanup event in the Indian capital New Delhi.

Source: Estonian Review

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