GIS – 23 September 2013: In the context of Clean Up the World 2013, the Waste Segregation Project will be extended to all tertiary institutions on the 26th September 2013. Tertiary institutions will be provided with wastes bins to segregate their wastes, that is, paper, plastic and green wastes, respectively. The project will be implemented in collaboration with recycling companies.
Moreover, to mark the event, the Ministry of the Environment and Sustainable Development, with the collaboration of the Ministry of Local Government and Outer Islands, and the Commission of the Maurice Ile Durable, organised, from 20 to 22 September 2013, a series of activities relating to the collection of bulky waste, cleaning of public places, road sides, drains, canals, river banks, bare lands and the collection of recyclables, throughout the island
Clean Up the World is an annual international event to mobilise local communities to preserve the environment. The theme for this year, "Our Place, Our Planet, Our Responsibility", aims to encourage the public to commit themselves to clean up, and conserve the environment. It also highlights how local actions by every community or individual person can have a global impact.
What is Clean Up the World?
Clean Up the World is observeded every year as from the third week of September. It originated in Sydney, Australia in 1993 and is held in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme. Clean Up the World is a community-based environmental campaign that inspires and empowers communities from every corner of the globe to clean up and conserve their environment.
It brings together non-government organisations, community groups, schools, governments, businesses and individuals to undertake activities to improve local environments. The campaign mobilises an estimated 35 million volunteers from 130 countries annually, making it one of the largest community-based environmental campaigns in the world.
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