04 Jun 2018

CDO - World Cleanup Day on 2018-09-15


On September 15th, 2018 (World Cleanup Day), CDO (Civil Development Organization) works as Iraq’s focal point of “Let’s Do It! World” foundation to organize an enormous civic movement to clean wasted areas in each province.

Therefore, we invite any foundation, organization, group or individual whom have environmental conservations, community cleaning youth empowerment, or any kind of civic engagement activities, and would be interested in partnership; please contact us in order to participate in this remarkable action.


The idea to clean up the whole world in one day is an ambitious goal that, as we believe in Let’s Do It! World, can only be achieved by cooperating at a comprehensive level.

Let’s Do It! World is a global civic movement with a mission to connect and empower people and organizations around the world to make our planet waste free. We intend to unite against illegal waste, organizing a one day global cleanup, bringing together 150 countries for one positive cause -a clean world.

On September 15, 2018, World Cleanup Day, people in 150 countries will stand up against the global trash problem and clean up waste, making it the biggest civic action the world has seen. Imagine a powerful “green wave” starting in Japan and ending in Hawaii with hundreds of millions of people taking positive action together on the very same day.

Let’s Do It! has never been only about cleaning up waste. We also aim to unite the global community, raise awareness and implement true change to achieve our final goal– a clean and healthy planet.

Iraq has stepped forward and decided to be a part of other countries and is going to be one of the 150 countries in which will implement this movement as well.

Iraq is one of the most populous Arab countries with population exceeding 32 million. Rapid economic growth, high population growth, increasing individual income and sectarian conflicts have led to worsening solid waste management problem in the country. Iraq is estimated to produce 31,000 tons of solid waste every day with per capita waste generation exceeding 1.4 kg per day. Baghdad alone produces more than 1.5 million tons of solid wastes each year and according to the official statement, 5000 tons are dumped in random areas without the knowledge of the mayoralty departments. 

Although estimated capacity to collect this waste is 4000 tons per day. This gap in capacity is enormous and results in solid waste accumulating in streets or being dumped into natural depressions and empty lots. This inability to dispose of solid waste in an appropriate manner poses grave public health risks and environmental concerns, especially through the contamination of the water table. The current operational and technical management capacity of the sector in Iraq is estimated at just about 25% of the needs.

Also, according to Iraq Trading News Agency, many foreign companies submitted offers to recycle the garbage, but no tangible results were announced during the past years. 


  1. Being a part of a global movement to tackle waste challenges.
  2. This is one national and global movement. Through this action, we unite the varieties in Iraq to work
         together for one shared goal.
  3. Engaging five percent (%05) of Iraq’s population, which will be approximately one million and eight
         hundred and fifty thousand (1,850,000) people.
  4. Clean illegal trashes that have been there for decades in various parts of Iraq.


Interested NGOs can contact CDO through

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