Clean-up actions around the world

The #EUBeachCleanup campaign is a global clean-up initiative, co-organised by the EU and the UN, together with the Smurfs to protect the ocean. The event takes place annually in September around World Coastal Clean-up Day, and is key for awareness-raising, and taking action to tackle marine pollution.

In 2022, the fifth edition of the #EUBeachCleanup campaign targets youth, under the 'European Year of Youth' umbrella. Within the overarching theme: “United against marine litter”, the future generation, international organisations, national leaders, and NGOs are working hand-in-hand to combat this problem.


The #EUBeachCleanup is a global campaign for clean, plastic-free oceans.

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