World Cleanup Day 2020: collecting litter in the Canal Saint-Martin

Published by Anne-christine C. · Photos by My B. · Published on 28 August 2020 at 11h04 · Updated on 29 August 2020 at 22h59
Roll up your sleeves and be part of World Cleanup Day 2020. In Paris, you can collect litter in the Canal Saint-Martin. What a wonderful action! Let us meet on Saturday September 19, 2020 at 10 a.m. at Marin d’Eau Douce in Paris 19th arrondissement.

Tired of seeing litter floating on the water? Well, we are too and World Cleanup Day 2020 is coming on September 19. We offer you to be part of a committed outing, to collect litter in the Canal Saint-Martin. Meet on Saturday September 19, 2020 at 10 a.m. at Marin d’Eau Douce, by the canal, in Paris 19th arrondissement to be part of this action as a volunteer.

The COVID19 pandemic has led to a dramatic increase of plastic use (masks, gloves) that are often thrown in nature or on the street.

This plastic litter is added to the 9 million tons poured every year in the seas and oceans, that is to say 285 kilos per second. 80% of this pollution come from the inland and are brought to the oceans by the rivers. If we do not do anything to stop it, scientific studies say that there will be as much plastic as there are fishes in the oceans by 2050.

And because we cannot stay idly by the disaster, this Saturday September 19, 2020 all of us can take part in World Cleanup Day 2020.

With the Ile-de-France delegation of The SeaCleaners association, we will collect litter.


  • 10 a.m.: welcoming volunteers, briefing and health instructions
  • 11 a.m.: leaving for the collect. Collect on land with two teams at the Quai de Valmy and the Quai de Jemmapes, and in the canal by 2 boats lent by Marin d’Eau Douce.
  • 1 p.m.: end of the collect and souvenir picture with the participants and litter collected, followed by a zero-waste picnic.

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
On 19 September 2020
From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.



    37 Quai de la Seine
    75019 Paris 19

    Métro Jaurès (lignes 2, 5 et 7bis) ou Stalingrad (lignes 2, 5 et 7)


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