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The Great Global (Solo) Cleanup

Our planet’s waterways and environment are overflowing with litter, especially plastic.

Commit today to safely and individually cleaning up your neighborhood.

Let’s clean up our planet — one piece at a time.

To practice safe and responsible cleanups, Earth Day Network has adopted the original solo cleanup: plogging. Plogging — a combination of Swedish words plocka (to pick up) and jogga (to jog) — has come to represent any physical activity where not only do you exercise for personal health, you also collect litter in the process. Pick up litter on your daily jog or rollerblade around the neighborhood — the important thing is to have fun while doing it!

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Fast Facts About Global Waste


premature deaths annually caused by the uncontrolled burning of household waste.


people live without any waste collection services.


of all plastics ever produced have accumulated in landfills and the natural environment.

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