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Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020

Kyrgyzstan ranks first as result of environmental campaign in World Cleanup Day

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Kyrgyzstanis collected more than 9 thousand tons of garbage in one day as part of World Cleanup Day. The headquarters of the Let’s Do It international organization sent an official letter to the Eco Demi Foundation notifying it of its victory.

Head Eva Truuverk noted Kyrgyzstan has made a significant contribution to the fight against global pollution of the planet and has become a source of inspiration.

Let’s Do It international organization expresses its gratitude to President and Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic, the Office of President of the Kyrgyz Republic, the Government Office of the Kyrgyz Republic, as well as the organizers of the World Cleanup Day – the team of the Eco Demi Public Foundation for their support in the global environmental action, which was attended by more than 58 million volunteers.

Thanks to general mobilization, 624 thousand people were able to gather together, which is almost 10% of the total population of Kyrgyzstan, which has become the highest percentage of the campaign. Kyrgyzstan has taken the first place among 180 participating countries, becoming an example and a source of inspiration for all of us, she said.

Saturday clean-up day in Kyrgyzstan took place on Sept. 21, and over nine thousand tons of garbage were collected. It was sorted at once, some of it – plastic and glass – went for recycling, the rest was taken to municipal landfills.

The official country partner of the Let’s Do It! World global movement is the Eco Demi Public Foundation. The campaign is supported by the Offices of President of the Kyrgyz Republic, and the Government, more than 7 thousand public and commercial organizations, as well as majority of government agencies.

Preparations for the campaign lasted for several months, during which the organization, with the help of partners and volunteers, held weekly clean-ups in all oblasts, identified problem areas and worked with municipal authorities.

For the first time the Kyrgyz Republic joined the global Saturday clean-up day in 2018. More than 5 thousand organizations supported the campaign.

Source: Kyrgyz National News Agency

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