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Record number of children taking part in national litter-collecting week

March 16th, 2015 3:00 pm| by admin

When the national litter-collecting week kicks off on Monday April 13, a record number of school children will be ready with their rubbish bags to pick up garbage from Denmark's nature.

The 90,000 kids signed up for this year's litter awareness week – organised by the Danish society for nature conservation, Danmarks Naturfredningsforening (DN) – is about 23 percent higher than the current record of 70,000 kids set back in 2012.

”It's very gratifying that so many schools and institutions choose to take a day out of their schedule to give nature a helping hand,” Ole Laursen, the head of the DN litter-collecting programme, said.

”Picking up trash left by other people is a good habit. Despite children learning to pick up after themselves, it makes good sense in this specific situation to clean up after others.”

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Laursen said that last year over 101,000 cans were removed from Danish nature during trash-collecting week, which is open to everyone to take part in, not just school children.

Find a litter collecting team near you here (in Danish).