Photograph: © SAF — Coastal Care
Millions of people marked World Cleanup Day on Saturday, joining what was set to be the biggest-ever single day of volunteer-based waste collection efforts.
The event, started by waste collection movement Let’s Do It! World, called on people to “come together to rid our planet of trash — cleaning up litter and mismanaged waste from our beaches, rivers, forests, and streets.”
Cleanups were organised in 152 countries around the world, with results from just 75 countries on Saturday night already confirming the participation of more than 14.5 million people.
Full results of the day, including the amount of waste collected, were set to be released on Sunday…