Clean Europe Network
Clean Europe Charter
The Clean Europe Network brings organisations from across Europe together in a coalition to take action on litter prevention. The network members share their experiences, expertise, best practice and researchandhave a vision of a litter free Europe by 2030.
We were a founding member of the Clean Europe Network, coordinated by the European Litter Prevention Association, in 2012 and have signed the Clean Europe Charter. Currently our Chief Executive, Derek Robertson, is President of the European Litter Prevention Association which oversees the networks activities.
The work programme of the network is linked to many European priority objectives and the network has worked hard over the last year to engage with the European Commission and industry to make the case for strong leadership and robust action on litter. In December 2015 we welcomed the publication of the Circular Ecomony Package.
The network also aims to enhance initiatives of its members, increase awareness of its member activities and organise information sharing events such as The Stop Litter Now Summit. The second summit of its kind, ‘Working together: sharing responsibility for litter prevention in Europe’, will take place in Brussels on 19 / 20 April 2016.
We are currently involved in two network projects. The first is to develop a common approach to measuring litter, which could be used all across Europe, including in countries where litter measurement has not been carried out before, and secondly a project to address how litter ends up in waterways. We have been involved in testing the survey methodology along with network member organisations in Denmark, France and Sweden.
The network has strong backing from the European Commission and is financially supported by the commission's environmental programme, Life Plus. The former EU Environment Commissioner (Janez Potočnik) was present at the Network’s launch in March 2013, and expressed his support.