Action "cleanse the planet of garbage", which later received the status of world, held for the first time in September 1993, the people of Australia — they came out en masse to clean up the ocean beaches. Gradually, others joined the action, and to date it has involved millions of volunteers from 100 countries around the world.
The inhabitants of different continents, dedicated a week in September to arrange the collection and sorting of waste in his hometown or go with the environmental objectives to some other point on the planet. Many cities are raising activities on environmental and economic benefits of recycling. People cleaned of debris destinations, beaches, parks and ponds, suburban areas and rivers hold shares "Waste no progress", "Park instead of landfills," "Attack of the plastic" plant trees, organize exhibitions, concerts and press conferences.
The urgency of the action "cleanse the planet of garbage" in recent years has grown considerably. Each year, humanity is increasingly becoming "a society of consumers." For every person on Earth a year on average spent about 20 tons of raw materials, most of which (97%) goes to waste, which generates mountains of garbage, already dubbed the "monsters of the XXI century". They frighten not only by its size, but also the potential danger posed to the health and survival of living organisms because lead to contamination of groundwater and the spread of harmful gases.
The goal of world action "cleanse the planet of garbage" — draw people's attention to the problems of pollution and littering the planet, as well as develop their skills in the economic relationship to the world and to increase the level of environmental awareness and literacy.
«Mankind will not perish in a nuclear nightmare, it will suffocate in your own waste," — said once renowned physicist . By organizing this and similar global environmental action, environmentalists are trying hard to make sure that no words were prophetic Bora ...