Every LITTER bit matters: Warsaw start-up looks to clean-up the world

Giving individuals and organisations the chance to promote their own clean-up projects online, Planet Heroes enables users to detail the place that they chose to clean, post pictures and detail the amount of rubbish they collected.

Founded by a group of friends who meet regularly to rid the forests of the Kampinos National Park of rubbish, Planet Heroes was born from a desire to inspire others to do the same and help tackle the global problem of litter in green spaces – one piece of garbage at a time.

Giving individuals and organisations the chance to promote their own clean-up projects online, Planet Heroes enables users to detail the place that they chose to clean, post pictures and detail the amount of rubbish they collected.

Moreover, the platform affords users the chance to seek funding whilst also clarifying what the money raised will be spent on – whether it be binbags, gloves or donations to local environmental charities. Only following a careful digital vetting process is the money released after an event is held.

Przemek Pyziel, one of the founders of Planet Heroes, told TFN: “The model of supporting projects after they have already taken place is based on tried and tested models used by many NGOs for projects in Africa.”

Since launching in early 2020, the platform has amassed 4,500 registered users and helped 229 projects in 30 countries including Poland, Cameroon, Zanzibar, Greece. Cumulatively, these have collected 16,155 bags of rubbish and raised PLN 38,000.

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