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How to reduce waste in the ocean top levels
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What impact do we have as a species in keeping the world clean?
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What impact do we have as a species in keeping the world clean?
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#Ecomanagament
#Globalissues
#ocean
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How to reduce waste in the ocean top levels
#WASTE
#Ecomanagament
#Globalissues
#ocean
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How to reduce waste in the ocean top levels
#WASTE
#Ecomanagament
#Globalissues
#ocean
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How to reduce waste in the ocean top levels
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#Ecomanagament
#Globalissues
#ocean
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Capturing Moments, Consuming Energy: The Environmental Impact of Photos
Let’s look at how photography has become almost routine for the modern person, and the environmental influence pictures in our phones have, as well as how we can reduce their negative impact on the planet.
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‘Our’ President Honors ‘Our’ President!
LDIW is celebrating the fabulous news that Heidi Solba, our President & Head of Global Network, has been honored by the Estonian state for her years of dedication to our movement. Read more about what this means to her – and to us!
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ChatGPT and AI Technologies: Energy-devourers of the modern world
AI, including ChatGPT, has made remarkable progress over the past years, making various spheres of our lives easier. But along with all the benefits comes a significant environmental cost due to its substantial energy consumption.
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New Board, New CEO, ‘New’ President!
This year’s General Assembly saw the movement ring in the changes, with new Board members, the announcement of a new CEO, and the continued service of our dear President.
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Embracing Digital Minimalism: A Path to a Clear Mind and Clean World
Inspired by Cal Newport's book, we invite you to dive into digital minimalism principles for a more meaningful life and cleaner world.
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Digital Decluttering: A Sustainable Approach to Social Media Use
Explore the eco-friendly approach to social media use in our digital age: reduce its negative environmental impact, get to grips with mindful consumption, and use it for positive change.
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Let’s Do It World and World Cleanup Day make a splash at COP28.
Let’s Do It World presented World Cleanup Day on numerous panel discussions at COP28, where the official announcement was made that World Cleanup Day has been added to the UN Calendar!
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United Nations adds World Cleanup Day to UN International Calendar
UN announces World Cleanup Day's addition to their Calendar of Events!
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World Cleanup Day 2023 – celebrating successes!
World Cleanup Day 2023 brought many successes and reasons for celebration in many nations. Read about incredible youth engagement and much more!
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World Cities Day 2023: LDIW in panel discussion "From Waste to Wealth".
Two WCDs combined in Istanbul recently, as World Cleanup Day was invited to World Cities Day and Heidi Solba spoke on a high-level panel discussion. Read more here.
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World Cleanup Day 2023 engages 19 M people in 91% of countries
World Cleanup Day declares 2023 results: 19M people from 91% of world countries! Read our Press Release here.
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Tallinn to New York: When You Move a TV Studio 6,500 kms…
Read about the challenges of moving the entire WCD 2023 TV live studio to NYC!
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World Cleanup Day 2023’s record-breaking results show positive trends from youth and governments
A new annual record of 195 countries and territories took part in this year’s World Cleanup Day, the flagship event organized by the Estonia-born global environment action movement NGO ‘Let’s Do It World’ (LDIW).
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Wavellon’s – and Stephan Senghor's – Unique SUP
Meet Wavellon, makers of unique Stand Up Paddleboards, including artwork from our very own Senegal leader, Stephan Senghor.
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WCD Hosts Call To Action to UN Member States to Unite for a Waste-free World
On 20 September, Let’s Do It World introduced World Cleanup Day to a distinguished panel and guests as a tool to accelerate the achievement of UN Sustainable Development Goals.
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World Cleanup Day 2023 – Environmental Event Uniting Millions for a Waste-free World
Press Release from our team on location in New York, describing how World Cleanup Day 20203 went.
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Throwaway – a History of European Trash!
A new exhibition in real and virtual space, mapping the story of trash in Europe from the Industrial Revolution to the global mismanaged waste crisis it helped create. Read more below!
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Let’s give our planet a ‘Fresh Start’! Game Launch Charity Stream for WCD
Join the special fundraising Twitch livestream event on Friday, 8 September, that merges gaming with a mission to clean up our planet!
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Making Waves for Change: The Baltic ‘Save Our Sea’ Campaign Begins!
Join the 'Save Our Sea' campaign, a joint initiative led by Tallinn (European Green Capital 2023), Helsinki, and Let's Do It World, aimed at preserving the fragile Baltic Sea ecosystem.
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10 Steps to Organize a Cleanup for World Cleanup Day
Ready to make a difference this World Cleanup Day on 16 September? Discover our 10-step guide to organizing a successful cleanup event.
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NORDIC AND BALTIC COUNTRIES UNITE FOR A COMMON CAUSE: PRESERVING THE BALTIC SEA
Region-wide Campaign ‘Save Our Sea’ Aims to Tackle Environmental Challenges in the Baltic Sea.
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See you at Impact Day? 10% discount for our network!
Join us at Impact Day 2023, the largest sustainability festival in the Baltics, on October 5-6 in Tallinn, Estonia or online.
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World Cleanup Day's Journey to UN Calendar
Let's Do It World movement has spanned continents, capturing the energy and attention of individuals, organizations, and nations to unite in a shared vision: a clean and healthy planet.
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A heartfelt invitation: Join us for World Cleanup Day 2023!
Let's unite in our commitment to protect and preserve our planet for future generations!
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Let's Do It World Asia Region Conference in Taiwan
Experts, environmentalists and change-makers gathered in Taipei on 13-16 July for a collective action for a cleaner planet.
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Estonian Actor Johann Urb Becomes ‘World Cleanup Day’ Ambassador
The Estonian-born Hollywood actor, Johann Urb (‘Zoolander’, ‘2012’, ‘American Siege’), has become the latest international celebrity to join the ranks of ‘Let’s Do It World’!
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Clean City, Clear Mind
Our surroundings significantly influence our state of mind. As a citizen, you can actively participate in the effort to improve your city's cleanliness and, as a result, enhance your mental health!
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Interview with circular economy expert
Mayri Tiido, co-founder of Material Flow, is a circular economy expert and entrepreneur from Estonia on a mission to transform the world into a circular model.
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How “Eco-Friendly” are Electric Cars?
Electric cars have experienced a significant rise in demand. They are seen as a more eco-friendly form of transportation, but how true is that?
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Health Effects of Waste Mismanagement
How can we, as a global community, work towards a cleaner planet and improve the health of our environment?
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Understanding EU Climate Policy: Circular Economies
The concept of a circular economy has grown increasingly popular over the past few decades. Let's break down some of the significant recent E.U. policies relating to circular economy.
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Challenges of Cleaning Ukraine during War
Iuliia Markhel, leader of ‘Let’s Do It Ukraine’, talks with us about the challenges she and her team face in continuing their environmental work, alongside the humanitarian needs, in a country at war.
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WORLD CLEANUP DAY RECEIVES UN SDG AWARD IN ROME
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In July 2023, World Cleanup Day was honored with a United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDG) Award for Mobilization!
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We need to talk more about cigarette butts!
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Over 1.2 million tons of cigarette butt waste is generated each year. Is there anything positive we can do with these discarded butts?
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The Impact of Crypto and Sustainable Alternatives
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Despite becoming immensely popular over recent years, the carbon footprint of cryptocurrencies is often less talked about.
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Gunter Pauli shares the Power of Storytelling for a Sustainable Future
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How can we have an impact on children? Surprise them! Beat the TikTok content, and the video games- by using surprise attacks. Everyone loves stories if we turn the most difficult scientific subjects into stories by using childhood games that we all played outdoor. BONUS! Download the free copy of his recent book!
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Implementing Sustainability at Home: An Environmentally Friendly Diet
With summer around the corner, it's the perfect time to talk about the impact of the meat industry and some environmentally sustainable options!
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“No butts”: The lesser-known impact of cigarettes on the planet.
World Cleanup Day volunteer Zeki Güzel shares some of the staggering facts and figures on cigarette butt pollution that made him resolve never to toss a cigarette butt into the environment again!
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Spid the Spider Supports World CleanUp Day!
This is to introduce you to Spid the Spider. Spid and his friends are our latest supporters of World CleanUp Day!
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UN MEMBERS STATES SUPPORTED WORLD CLEANUP DAY TO BE ADDED TO UN CALENDAR
Whole 193 Member States of the UN Habitat General Assembly of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme in Nairobi, adopted the resolution positively and recommends that the UN General Assembly proclaim the date of 20 September as World Cleanup Day, to be observed annually from 2024 onwards. It is also inviting all Member States, UN organizations and other stakeholders to observe the World Cleanup Day.
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Digital Cleanup Day 2023: record amount of “dead” data deleted to save CO2
The fourth Digital Cleanup Day held March 19 2023 organized by Let’sDo It World (“LDIW”) brought nearly 400 000 participants from 108 countries whom together deleted nearly 4M GB of data. By deleting the data, 1.7M kg of CO2 is saved yearly. Of the 108 countries participated, most data was deleted by participants from France, Indonesia, United States, Estonia and United Kingdom.
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World Cleanup Day 2023 kicked off at the European Parliament
Roberta Metsola, European Parliament President and World Cleanup Day Patron, Heidi Solba, Let's Do It World President, Holger Holland, Let's Do It World Regional Director for Europe, and Leaders of World Cleanup Day from around the world officially kicked off World Cleanup Day 2023 campaign at the European Parliament on the 6th of June.
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World Cleanup Day side event at UN-Habitat General Assembly in Nairobi
Let's Do It World started with the series of side events before and during the UN-Habitat General Assembly which will be held from 5th-9th of June, in Nairobi, Kenya.
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Vishen Lakhiani: “We are going to save the planet!”
Vishen Lakhiani is the CEO of Mindvalley and the two-time New York Times bestselling author of “The Code of the Extraordinary Mind” and “The Buddha and the Badass”. As an entrepreneur, author and activist, Vishen Lakhiani is on a mission to raise human consciousness and in this interview, he explains the direction environmental leadership could take to lead better results.
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Launching partnership with Kyoto Global Design Awards
Let’s Do It World is delighted to announce our partnership with Kyoto Global Design Awards (KGDA). KGDA is spreading its social influence through supporting our main initiative „World Cleanup Day“.
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Global Digital Cleanup Day 2023 taking place this Saturday
Global Digital Cleanup Day 2023 organised by Let’s Do It World with HQ in Estonia, is taking place March 18th. On that day, people across the planet are invited to deleting unnecessary files, unused applications and programs, and photo and video duplicates.
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Shopping Online VS Shopping In-store: Which is More Sustainable
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Choosing whether to shop online or on the high street depends on many factors. But don’t forget the environmental angle! Read on to find out which is greener; online or in-store.
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Home Composting Guide for Beginners
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zero waste
Read our article to get rid of your organic waste as ecologically as possible. As a bonus, you can compost food scraps and garden waste to get chemical-free fertiliser for your plants!
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Why We Need to Separate Organic Waste, and What to Do with It
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zero waste
Much of the waste we produce is biodegradable, with great environmental potential. Sadly though, very little of it actually gets a chance to biodegrade, bringing all sorts of negative impacts. Read on to find out how we can solve this!
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Life Without Plastic: 5 Plastic Swaps to Make Now
Plastic pollutants are a major problem around the world. Swap out these 5 plastic items and get great tips to reduce plastic use to live a greener life.
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Ecoins Impact in Costa Rica
Ecoins programme to encourage the recycling of waste - an example of a Let’s Do It World initiative.
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Let’s Do It World Conference 2023: wisdom, joy and plans with 800+ participants
From 26-29th January, members of our network across the world gathered in Tallinn and online to envision and create a waste-free future for all of us! During the four-day conference, country leaders, teams and organizers came together under the theme “Embodying Unity”, to learn, plan and inspire one another.
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Go green this Valentine’s Day!
The tradition of Valentine's Day has changed over time and we can turn it around again. Let’s start now, create change by celebrating friendship and love in a way that supports the planet!
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Implementing a Zero Waste B2B Marketing Strategy: Benefits and Challenges
Business owners can get a lot of guidance on how to achieve zero waste. Figuring out the “why” in B2B marketing zero waste can be helpful.
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World Cleanup Day 2022: nearly 15 million from 190 countries participated despite challenging circumstances, also in Ukraine
The 5th World Cleanup Day engaged 14,9 million participants from 190 countries despite conflicts, natural disasters and wars. Altogether, 60 000 tons of waste was gathered by volunteers donating 30 million hours in just one day.
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Zero Waste Period: The Choice is Wider Than You Think
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Menstruation is the best time of the month. Said no one ever! But will you feel a bit better if we say that you can at least make your period totally eco-friendly? Read our article to find out how to become a Wonder Woman during menstruation. 
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Our Eco-friendly Decluttering Guide
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After the busy Christmas period, January is the perfect time to think about what should stay in your life, and what should go. So, let’s start with your old stuff—and do some eco-friendly decluttering! 
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Christmas Dinner without the Waste
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Serving both a fantastic Christmas dinner and producing minimal food waste is a totally doable task. Get ready for an eco-friendly holiday feast with our tips!
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Eco-friendly Christmas Decoration Ideas
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Christmas decorations with minimal negative impact on the environment are possible! Check out this article for helpful tips.
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Zero Waste Gift Wrapping Ideas
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zero waste
Can’t imagine a present without wrapping? If not, check out our article on wrapping gifts in the most eco-friendly way.
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Choosing a Present the Zero Waste Way
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zero waste
Do you want to give presents that are cherished rather than wasted? For inspiration, check out our tips on how to choose a gift—whether for a child or an adult.
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Expand Your Zero Waste Habits
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A mindful attitude to the environment unfolds through simple but beautiful daily habits. If you want to know what else you can do for nature, think outside the box with these ideas!
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Let's Do It World at COP27
Let's Do It World attended and led several meetings and panels about World Cleanup Day at COP27, with the key message that big civic movements are powerful tools to achieve seismic social shifts.
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The Green Revolution Starts At Home
How can we start to make small changes in all areas of our life and see the green benefits?
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Food Waste Reducing Tips
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Often it’s plastic waste that’s the most demonised by society. But food waste also has a big impact on the environment! Let’s look at the issue closely, and uncover the solutions together.
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Does Black Friday drive us crazy?
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Circular Economy
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zero waste
"Do I really need this, or do I just want it?"
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Ukrainian organisation received the UN award for humanitarian missions
An honourable mention for the all-Ukrainian youth movement Let's Do It Ukraine.
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Zero Waste Swaps You Don’t Need
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zero waste
Some zero waste swaps can really help you to reduce the amount of waste you produce. Some, on the other hand, just don’t make sense. Here’s a list of items to avoid.
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World Cleanup Day Thank You token
Let’s talk about NFTs and Sustainability
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Asia and Oceania Leaders Academy 2022
Right before World Cleanup Day 2022, an Academy was held by our Let’s Do It World Asia and Oceania Leaders
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How You Can Promote Sustainability
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zero waste
In this article, we show how to take your environmental action to the next level, and make your sustainability impact even greater. Read on to find out how!
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Eco-shaming and Eco-guilt: Let’s Take These Burdens Off Our Shoulders
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zero waste
Environmental actions will never originate from eco-shaming or eco-guilt. Let’s find out what they are, and how to cope with them.
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Don’t Get Fooled by Greenwashing
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zero waste
The more “trendy” caring about the environment becomes, the more false environmental claims you can find from businesses. Let’s find out together how to avoid falling for greenwashing.
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Fast Fashion is Destroying Our Planet: What You Can Do
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Making sure we look good shouldn’t impact the environment. If you agree, check out our article on how to stop fast fashion from harming the planet.
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World Cleanup Day 2022: Cyprus united for first historical joint cleanup
Year 2022 will be recorded in Cyprus's cleanup history.
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World Cleanup Day 2022: Ukraine is taking important steps to build up the country by cleaning up the war areas
Despite the war, Ukraine gathered tens thousands of people to clean up their home country in 2022.
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Cleanup “Afterparty”: The Destiny of Picked-up Trash
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zero waste
Everyone who takes part in a cleanup is a hero. But you can always do more to make your cleanups extra impactful! Here are some options for cleanup waste management.
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Kyrgyzstan fixed the date of World Cleanup Day at the state level.
Kyrgyzstan is about to celebrate World Cleanup Day for the fifth time.
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Ukraine is doing World Cleanup Day despite a war!
Due to the ongoing war situation, the World Cleanup Day in Ukraine will be held from August 17 to September 17.
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Which records is Let's Do It México planning to break this year?
In Mexico this year will be the biggest World Cleanup Day we have ever reported.
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National CleanUp Day is excited to hold thousands of cleanups in all fifty States and Territories
Many partner organisations have joined National CleanUp Day to make this a successful year at World Cleanup Day.
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Sustainable Pleasure: Make Love not Trash
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zero waste
Adulthood opens a door to sexual pleasure, but along with it comes the duty to take responsibility for the waste you produce. Read this article to find out how these two things are correlated.
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Two of the largest global environmental organizations unite for a waste-free world
Let’s Do It World, and EARTHDAY.ORG networks will join hands to unite 190 countries around the world on World Cleanup Day 2022, on September 17th with the ultimate goal of activating 5% of the population. ‍
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Odds and Ends: How Organic Leftovers are Transformed into Useful Things
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zero waste
You’d never believe how useful orange peels or coffee grounds can be when they get into the right hands! Read our final article in the eco-friendly business series to learn all the secrets!
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Mozambique prepare to engage 1 million people
Mozambique is about to engage 1 million people to World Cleanup Day!
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Germany expects 400 thousand people
How has Let's Do It! Germany contributed to the success of World Cleanup Day?
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Indonesia is far from giving up because of ongoing pandemia
Read about Let's Do It Indonesia's predictions, plans and future goals
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How a Traditional Business Can Become Zero Waste
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Incorporating zero waste principles into business practices must become the norm for every entrepreneur. Check out our examples and get inspired!
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Upcycling Businesses: How Entrepreneurs Save Resources
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zero waste
Let’s continue our series on zero waste businesses with some examples of upcycling companies.
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TOP 10 Small Zero Waste Business Ideas
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zero waste
Get inspired by our ideas for zero waste businesses and start your entrepreneurship career by helping the planet!
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Plastic-free Cleaning Tips
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zero waste
Today we’ll discuss how to clean your home of both dirt and plastic at the same time. That way, neither your home’s cleanliness nor the environment will suffer.
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Do Eco-friendly Alternatives to Fossil Fuel Plastic Exist?
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zero waste
What is the difference between biodegradable, compostable and bio-based plastics? Are they all better than regular plastics? Let’s find out today!
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37 tips to safely and efficiently help remove litter during cleanups
Valuable tips for safe and efficient cleanups from the experience of a passionate Dutch nature lover and naturalist.
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World Cleanup Day is around the corner
World Cleanup Day 2022 is around the corner! Let’s engage 5% of the population in each nation on Earth. Save the date 17th September 2022 and join a cleanup near you! If you can’t find a cleanup event, organise one yourself and register your event here. 
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Plastic Recycling ABC
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zero waste
Hurry up and read this article if you want to do your plastic recycling like a pro!
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Best Practices - Kazakhstan
Like all countries in the world, Kazakhstan has multiple environmental challenges. Here, these are being faced by our own Let’s Do It World warrior, Shassalim Shagalimov.
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LDIW Global Summit 2022
More than 30 leaders from different countries gathered in Estonia for LDIW Global Summit 2022 - a reunion creating the essence of our global family. 
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Let’s Do It World at World Urban Forum
Let’s Do It World was presented at the 11th World Urban Forum (WUF11), 26-30 June 2022, to discuss global urbanisation challenges and solutions.
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50 years of environmental protection – pain or gain?
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UN Stockholm 50+ marked fifty years since the UN Conference on the Human Environment, the first gathering of global leaders to focus seriously on the world’s environmental issues, which took place in 1972.
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