World Cleanup Day: 620 kilograms of waste collected at Yessil River
Kazakhstan marked World Cleanup Day as 620 kilograms of garbage has been collected on the banks of the Yessil River in Nur-Sultan on September 17, reports a Strategy2050.kz correspondent.
The cleanup event was organized by the EU Delegation to Kazakhstan, the Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands in Kazakhstan, and the Embassy of Estonia in Kazakhstan with the support of the Nur-Sultan city administration.
The event gathered 70 people, including government representatives, EU embassies, international organizations, volunteers, and city residents.
The garbage, mainly glass and plastic waste, will further be recycled.
“The EU is spearheading global efforts to reduce and avoid plastic pollution, including marine litter. Today, as part of the #EUBeachCleanup campaign, we made a small, but important contribution to the cleaning up of Yessil River in Nur-Sultan. The aim of the campaign is to raise awareness about the issue and encourage people to take care of our blue planet. The EU stays committed to supporting Kazakhstan in its green transition, providing its assistance and expertise through multiple regional projects and programs,” said Ambassador of the European Union to Kazakhstan Kestutis Jankauskas.