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Clean up waste

You are outside in nature and you can relax. Until your gaze is disturbed by waste. Cans, cigarette butts, packaging: you will find it even in the most remote places.


Most litter is very poorly degradable and will remain for decades if we do not clean it up. Moreover, you have to take 'biodegradable' literally: it disintegrates into small pieces, but does not disappear. These small pieces often end up in the food chain themselves via the stomachs of animals. In short: a lot of waste only disappears if we clean it up ourselves.


Cleaning up litter together is a fun way to clean up your environment. You enjoy the fresh light outside and make yourself useful at the same time. But where do you start? And how do you get others to participate? Below you will find our tips.


Three effects of a cleaning action

1. Good feeling

Whether you are with friends, classmates or strangers, cleaning up outside together is not only useful, but also very pleasant. It makes you feel good!


2. Achieve something together

Cleaning up litter together creates more unity in the neighbourhood. Between residents and other stakeholders such as shopkeepers and managers.


3. Positive image

A cleaning action has a positive effect on the neighborhood. If you work together on a clean neighborhood, it will become more attractive to live in.



Start a cleaning action yourself


Netherlands Clean helps give you a hand and click here to find tips to start your own cleanup.

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