How to decide on the organization of the largest eco-action in the country
Let's imagine France, cover it with garbage and move it to the Pacific ocean — an island of this size is now floating there. There are several islands in the oceans, the problem of garbage is really very acute. Plastic is the biggest element of these islands, 8 million tons of which pollute the ocean every year. The fact that struck me the most is that most of this plastic has been produced in the last thirteen years. That is by you and me, by our generation. This problem is growing exponentially.
There are people all over the world who are trying to face this challenge. One of them is Rainer Nylak, who ten years ago decided to clean up Estonia from garbage. He called four friends and told them: "Guys, since the state and private companies are not helping us, let's go out on the streets and clean everything ourselves!" As a result, he collected fifty thousand people who came out and removed the garbage across the country in one day, and decided to turn this action into an annual one. Their movement got named "Let's do it". Gradually, different countries began to join them, and this year the founders have aimed to involve the whole world. As a result, 158 countries decided to participate in the World Cleanup Day. I learned about this quite late, somewhere in the early summer (the action was scheduled for September 15).