OREANDA-NEWS  Russia has summed up the results of the spring "Clean Games" ― team competitions for garbage collection and sorting. Almost 150 events took place from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky to Kaliningrad in 98 localities, the BEAC reports.

The participants collected 202 tons of garbage, or 14 thousand bags of waste of different fractions: plastic, metal, glass, batteries, bulky and other mixed waste. More than half of the collected garbage went to recycling and re-production. "Holding such garbage collection and sorting games ― This is another feasible contribution of all concerned residents of our country to the preservation of the environment in their cities and regions," says Tatyana Zavyalova, Senior Vice President for ESG at Sberbank. According to her, last year the share of waste directed to recycling in the country increased to 53 percent, and to recycling — to 13 percent.

For his part, the founder of the Clean Games project, Dmitry Ioffe, noted the importance of holding such actions. "Clean Games not only contribute to the formation of an active civic position among the younger generation, but also help them gain valuable experience, develop leadership skills and foster a responsible attitude towards the environment," he stated.

In each city of the country, "Clean Games" had their own characteristics. For example, the largest number of participants — two thousand people — was in Vologda. The games took place in the Arkhangelsk Museum-Reserve near Moscow, including on the water: teams cleaned the water area with kayaks and kayaks. In the Moscow region, for the first time in the history of the "Clean Games", volunteers collected disposable dishes. Recyclables will be used for the manufacture of furniture, building materials and decorative elements.

Clean Games is a team competition for cleaning green areas, in which participants compete in collecting and sorting garbage and win prizes. They have been held in Russia since 2014.