The Baltic Sea region was cleaned during the environmental games

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Photo: Clean Games Project On September 19, people from different countries competed in waste collecting and sorting during the Clean Games events. More than 4000 participants collected 96 tons of garbage. All the events in the Baltic Sea basin were held within an international tournament called Clean Games Baltic Cup 2020. The participants cleaned the streets of Horsens (Denmark), the forest near Warsaw (Poland), the streets of Riga (Latvia). It turned out that trash can be found in large quantities in various parts of Europe. Helen, the game’s organizer in Denmark, says: “I tried to collect trash most days when I take my sons to school and kindergarten, but it’s still a lot of trash I would say.” In Lithuania, the game took place at one of the points on the route of Giedrius Bučas, an activist hitchhiking along the Lithuanian border and removing garbage from parking lots. After the game, the participants put the collected garbage onto a special area with markings (see photo below). Inga, the organizer of the game in Lithuania, shared her experience: “This grid shows what the composition of trash in our nature is and it was really eye-opening. Most of them are food […]

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