Norway’s first national clean-up program turns one year old

CleaningPhoto: Vegard Grøtt / NTB

The cleaning is underway in seven of eleven counties, and over 4,000 kilometers of coastline have been cleaned. On Wednesday, September 22, the Clean Norway program will be one year old.

“Cleaning is underway in five regions, and planning of the clearing work is underway in all counties. In total, the cleaners have cleared 4,082 kilometers of coastline,” Mari Kristin Martinsen, the person responsible for the Clear Norway program in Handelens Miljøfond, stated.

Handelens Miljøfond has established the program but it is not running Clean Norway alone. The county governors, municipalities, and regional clean-up actors have provided their input.

“Things have happened at record speed. We are well on our way to achieving the goal of clearing 40% of the outer coast by 2023,” Martinsen added.

The Clean Norway program was launched on September 22, 2020, in Lofoten.

Note: The picture used is for illustration purposes only.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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