Operation Caco-Lingamo 2017 was a cleaning activity in the scope of the commemoration of the International Coastal Cleanup Day, commemorated yearly on the third Saturday of September.
This activity lasted for 2 hours and 30 minutes, gathered 1000 volunteers (including 350 children), covered 10 fronts of the Lingamo saline, corresponding to 5 Km of distance, totaling 900 waste bags of 50 Kg gathered (including 90 shoe bags).
This was the second time that “Operation Caco” gathered at this incredibly important both economically and ecologically site. In 2016, around 30 thousand PET bottles were removed – the biggest PET collection ever made in the history of mass cleaning of the country.
The activity is part of a global civic movement “Let’s Do It”, which peaks on the 15th of September 2018 – World Cleanup Day – when volunteers from over 150 countries will gather for the biggest civic cooperation against one of the most important environmental struggles – waste.
“World Cleanup Day” hopes to be an alert to the world that most of the waste in the oceans originates from the continent, becoming a problem to both developed and underdeveloped countries.
Caco Operation - Lingamo 2017 was organized by the Environmental Education Cooperative Ntubuluku, Still Standing and Activist Movement. It was organized in a partnership with MITADER, Matola municipality, Cervejas de Moçambique and Fizz; support provided by Carlos Morgado Foundation, German Cooperation, Societe Generale Moçambique, European Union, Tropigalia, Matisana, Águas da Namaacha, Águas Vumba, Plataforma Makobo, Associação Yinguissa Moçambique, Mozambican Recycling Association and Yumi Kindergaten.