The hands of the volunteer are responsible for collecting waste along the coasts and roads. Now, free parts of the country's snow begin to be cleaned after winter, and most of them are children and young people who take care of cleaning work.
There are two major organizations that are largely responsible for cleaning along roads and roads.
Städa Sweden is owned by sports associations and receives money from business sponsors. The associations that configure and collect the waste contribute to the money of the team.
"The basic concept is that public money is not enough for everything, such as the selection of trash. Sports associations are also tired of selling equipment," explains Mats Wesslén, CEO of Städa Sweden, who makes an annual 12,000 young people to choose junk.
He stayed clean in Sweden the Swedish Society for the Conservation of Nature and Returpak in the eighties to prevent them from stripping off.
"Our purpose is only to prevent, not really clean. We still make cleaning efforts to make people look for waste," says Johanna Ragnartz, CEO of Hold Sweden.
Most are children and young people who are cleaned, both through Sweden, as well as by cleaning and Städa Sverige. A good way to plant waste and environmental commitment from childhood, according to the two organizations.
"We work extensively at the national level with our campaign, especially towards the school and pre-school, and we provide information, gloves and bags material," he says.
Keeping rental efforts in Sweden is completely non-profit making, the 700,000 participants can get a clear conscience, but there is no financial compensation.
Mats Wesslén explains that it is efficient to use an existing structure that conforms sports associations. Garbage collection benefits both the general club and the sports club, which receives a sum of SEK 6,000 per cleaning occasion.
"Sports clubs are well organized and can work quickly towards a goal," he explains.
Nobody sees as competitors. Garbage is enough for both, more than good. The consciousness of erasure and especially plastic in the sea makes the interest in the business increase, think.
Perhaps the model with children and young volunteers could be used for more purposes, thinks Mats Wesslén. There are doubts about the many great solitary people, that children can help with a small company like the same model as for cleaning, he says.
"We have not come so far when it comes to charity work as in other countries. In the United States, for example, it is much more developed, "he says.
But the question is whether voluntary efforts mean that those who are really responsible for cleaning, such as the municipalities and the Swedish Transport Administration, leave slightly when young volunteers take care of their jobs.
"No, I do not think so. Municipalities have enough challenges for, for example, caring for the elderly," says Mats Wesslén.
Simply, there is not everything, and because the volunteer efforts are good. Young people also learn a lot about the coup, think.
Johanna Ragnartz is on the same line.
"It's great that there are different ways. There is no contradiction in it," he says.
Maybe he did it As we strolled among the plastic waste from foreign beaches, why other countries have not taken our voluntary cleaning service. Certainly, it is seen in other countries, "explains Mats Wesslén, but the sports system is often not well organized elsewhere.
"We work a little internationally, some ambassadors and representatives from other countries contact us from time to time. We have also worked in a project south of India to get rid of garbage. There we had to organize waste management first. This with junk is simple and complex, "says Johanna Ragnartz.