A while ago we put together an overview article of the issue of biodegradable plastics. Since the topic is still very relevant, we are sharing it again. It gives clarity on the terminology surrounding biodegradable plastics, their different uses and standards used in various regions. A one-page summary is available at the end of the […]
I Land Sound festival made a cigarette butts paddleboard to raise awareness of environmental pollutionAugust 28, 2020
The story of this cigarette butts paddleboard or “buttboard” goes back to 2017 when the first-ever I Land Sound festival had just come to an end. Despite the densely placed trash bins, a carpet of cigarette butts covered the entire festival area. Picking them up by hand took days and was extremely frustrating and only […]
The next two years will be exciting for us – we are starting a bigger cooperation project with our friends from Zero Waste Europe and Ecologists Without Borders (Društvo Ekologi brez meja) with the grant received from EU education programme Erasmus+. Our goal is no smaller than creating a framework for European Zero Waste Academy. […]
After the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdowns in most countries in March, we have seen many things happening in waste management. Now, as several countries have re-opened and trying to get back to life as it was before, we are in a sort of transition period, where some things have changed, some are back to where they were and with some we are not really sure where we are. Since many organisations are writing about waste and COVID-19 impacts, we thought just to bring them together and do a short status update.
January 22-24, 2020 saw the launching of a new Training Program offered by Let’s Do It Foundation to civil society leaders from developing countries. The program was attended by participants from Latin-America, Eastern Europe and Asia. The wide variety of people with their individual and collective challenges proved that the methods of the training are able to address all the participants’ needs.
Over 20 million people in 180 countries and territories joined World Cleanup Day 2019 (www.worldcleanupday.org), Let’s Do It World, the organisation behind the event, has confirmed. This constitutes 0,3% of the world’s population making an impact and creating awareness of the global waste problem. Let’s Do It World’s ultimate goal is to involve 5% of the world’s population in cleanups. This is the tipping point to create a shift in mindsets and transition in societies – to create real and lasting change.
Estonian Development Cooperation Program offers a scholarship opportunity for an applicant for the Capacity Building Leadership Program.
Training Program for Leaders in Local Communities 22-23 January 2020 in Tallinn, Estonia
20 million people in 180 countries and territories united for the second annual World Cleanup Day (WCD) on 21 September 2019. Compared to 2018, 2 million more people and 23 additional countries joined this clean sweep around the globe. Once again, World Cleanup Day 2019 set off from the island of Fiji and ended 24 hours later in Hawaii.
On July 2-3, I had the chance to take part in UNESCO’s forum on education for sustainable development and global citizenship in Hanoi, Viet Nam, followed by a meeting on July 4-5 for Global Action Plan members, which Let’s Do It Foundation is also part of.