Clean Up Day Marcala

During September 2018, the campaign “Håll Sverige Rent” (Keep Sweden Clean) inspired people around Sweden to get together to pick up litter in nature. We alerted our friends at Juntos Limpiamos Marcala (Together we clean up Marcala) in Honduras about this fine Swedish tradition and on Sunday September 23, we joined them, 200 children and teachers from Comsa International School and three public schools to free the streets of their city from garbage. Everyone learned a lot about plastic pollution, reuse, recycling and just how icky garbage can be. All children got a cool, reusable water bottle as a reward.

Result from one hour of picking:
217 kg of garbage of which 184 kg was non recyclable and 33 kg recyclable.
(Mostly pet bottles, candy wrappers and plastic bags and straws.)