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Every year, vast amounts of trash end up in the world's oceans. Millions of tons of plastic pollute nature. A large proportion of this waste ends up in the oceans via rivers - mainly in Asia, but also in Europe. This must be prevented.
We are cleaning up the Danube from its source to its mouth - but we are first starting in the German-speaking countries. Together with our partners, we want to free the banks of the Danube from waste. The goal is to create awareness that trash should not be carelessly thrown away or, better yet, avoided in the first place!
The Danube is the second longest river in Europe: almost 3000 kilometers. It rises in Germany, more precisely in Baden-Württemberg, and flows into the Black Sea. On its way, it flows through many countries of Central and Southeastern Europe: Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine. Four capitals are also located on the Danube: Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest and Belgrade.
The ancient Romans already knew the Danube and called it Danubia. At that time it was the northern border of the Roman Empire for a long time. Even later, parts of the river served as a border, for example between Austria-Hungary and the Ottoman Empire. But the Danube did not only separate countries and peoples: it has always been one of the most important waterways through Europe.
Working together for a greener future: Deutsche Postcode Lottery is actively committed to our environment as a main partner.
The mission of the social lottery is to create a better world for us humans and to preserve our planet. The RhineCleanUp not only strengthens social togetherness, but also triggers a rethinking of environmental pollution and its associated consequences. After our employees have already actively supported the big "Rhine CleanUp" in 2018, 2019 and 2020, with the help of our participants we are again financially supporting the project from source to mouth this year. In addition to measures to promote the campaign, work equipment such as trash bags, high-visibility vests, gloves and grabs will be provided for the many thousands of helpers to clean up Germany's second-largest river and its tributaries. And the best thing about it is that anyone can join in and make their contribution to a clean environment.
River Cleanup has partnerships all over the world and activated more than 180.000 people in 80 countries along 161 rivers. By connecting people, businesses and governments, the non-profit creates involvement and commitment to work together for a clean environment. The combination of people and technology is an efficient and effective approach to stop the 11 billion kg of plastic that ends up in our oceans, every year.
Newly formed in May 2007, the IGSU is an Interest Group for a Clean Environment in Switzerland. The initiative was taken by two private sector recycling organisations, the IGORA Cooperative for Aluminium Recycling and PRS PET-RECYCLING Switzerland. The two organisations have been working together against littering since 2004. Nonetheless, they sought to support activities against littering on a larger scale and have therefore founded the IGSU.
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