Globally, people are always looking for different ways to help the environment. A trend that has picked up pace in recent years is big group cleanups. Ordinary people find somewhere that’s in need of cleanup, choose a date and time to come to collect all the trash and advertise it online for people to join them. For example, every year in September an Estonian organization called Let’s Do It World organizes World Cleanup Day. This project sees volunteers from 191 countries come together to clean up their local areas. An estimated 25 million people took part in World Cleanup Day last year.
Has this trend reached Taiwan yet? Many different climate trends haven’t been well received in Taiwan, such as the school strikes for the climate started by Greta Thunberg. These student strikes caused a splash in most countries around the world except for Taiwan. Luckily, The trash picking movement hasn’t followed the same course.