Committing to Sustainable Waste Actions in the Pacific (SWAP) - International Coastal Clean-up day 2021 activity report January 2022
SPREP Publications, Waste Management and Pollution Control
Every year, on the third Saturday in September, the International Coastal Cleanup Day (ICCD) is celebrated. This is the single largest coastal clean up in the world, and 2021 will mark the 35 year of the ICCD in action. In 2019, more than 940,000 volunteers from all around the world removed over 16 million pounds of trash along 24,500 miles of beaches and waterways. Over the last almost 35 years, more than 50 million volunteers removed more than 617 million pounds of trash in 180 countries around the world. Marine litter is a global, Intergenerational and transboundary issue that negatively affects the environment people and coastal economies around the world.