Germany is cleaning up its rivers! At this year’s Rhine Clean Up on 17th September, more than 35,000 volunteers were on hand to clear rubbish from the riverside of the Rhine, and its tributaries, the Moselle and Ruhr. A total of 320 tons of rubbish was collected during this campaign, including plastic, paper, glass, and numerous protective masks.
In all, 300 groups took part and the initiator Joachim Umbach was overwhelmed by this result: “These people have understood: this is not their garbage, but it is our planet.”
He hopes that this event will send a clear signal: “The aim is to bring about a change in awareness: garbage has to be disposed of properly, it doesn’t belong in nature.”
As an environmental service provider, Landbell Group naturally got involved in the clean-up. Our colleagues in Mainz helped clear rubbish from approximately two kilometres of the banks of the Rhine. And a total of 15 kilometres of the Rhine riverside were cleaned by over 600 volunteers in Mainz.
Encouraged by these successes, the initiators of the Rhine, Moselle and Ruhr Clean Ups immediately announced the date of the campaign for next year – Saturday, 11th September 2021 – and added the Main, Neckar, Lahn and Nahe rivers to the Clean Up.
Landbell Group will be there again on the Rhine in Mainz!
Following the publication of Law No. 202 of 2020 Promulgating the Law on Waste Management, the ground for the implementation of EPR in Egypt […]
Sustainability is a hot topic these days, especially when it comes to packaging, as studies suggest that sustainable product packaging is becoming more and […]
Despite the pandemic, the Green Alley Award wants to keep central questions of the circular economy in focus: how can we use our resources […]
The Chamber of Deputies in the Czech Republic has revised the extended producer responsibility (EPR) waste legislation and approved a new Act No. 542/2020 […]
On 9th March 2020, Consorzio ERP Italia published its Environmental Report 2020. Consorzio ERP Italia is one of the main non-profit collective schemes that […]
Over 600 sustainability experts and corporate leaders took part in the edie Sustainability Leaders Forum from 2nd to 4th February. The mission of the […]
The European Commission’s Directorate General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (DG MARE) and the European Boating Industry Association (EBI) co-hosted a workshop on 8 […]
Despite the current circumstances, the Green Alley Award team has decided to go forward with this year’s awards final. The pitch event, which will […]
The environment is a pressing issue in Ethiopia, a country which is heavily dependent on agriculture, and is therefore doing its best to decrease […]
Landbell Group company, ERP Ireland, and the children’s charity, Barretstown, are celebrating the fourth year of their joint initiative ‘Batteries for Barretstown’. The campaign […]