Over 8,250 kilos of waste was picked up by 353 volunteers in various public spaces around Brussels-Capital, revealed Brussels Environment on Tuesday after coordinating the “Clean-Up Days”. The movement was organised on Friday 8th, Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th within the framework of the European waste reduction week. In 3 days, volunteers cleaned up sites such as Parc Malou, allotments at Clos Des Moutons in Jette, neighbourhoods in Jette, Saint-Gilles, Auderghem, Berchem-Sainte-Agathe, Etterbeek and very popular sites such as the Ursulines skate park.
The movement aims to fight pollution, raise awareness of this fight, and inform the public about prevention. Other clean-up campaigns took place in Europe, and it is the second time that Brussels-Capital takes part in the Clean-Up Days. last year, 175 Brussels inhabitants rolled up their sleeves and collected 1,369 kg of litter.