On 5 September, the #PortCleanUpChallenge2022 of the Port of Antwerp-Bruges was launched, with an action by Chairman Annick De Ridder, Jean-Paul Meus and a few employees of the Port Authority. Chairman Annick De Ridder will clean up together with PSA on 13 September. In the port of Zeebrugge there is a clean-up campaign on 20 September with Vice-Chairman Dirk De fauw near the Zelzate Bridge. During the entire month of September, port companies will take up the challenge to clear up as much litter as possible in the portThe company that shares the nicest and most original team photo, taken during their cleanup campaign, will receive a work of art from the Antwerp art collective 'Trash Kids Club'This year too, the Port of Antwerp-Bruges will draw attention to litter. After the great success of the Port Clean-up action in 2021, the Port Authority is now opting for a #PortCleanUpChallenge2022. Companies active in the port are challenged, just like the own employees of the Port of Antwerp-Bruges, to clean up as much litter in the port as possible. Today the starting signal was given during a clean-up campaign in the port. After the clean-up month, a work of art made from collected litter will be awarded. The sponsorship of the Challenge is taken up by Jean-Paul '10 minutes a day' Meus.Litter does not belong in the Scheldt, nature or the port. In recent years, the Port Authority, together with companies in the port, has focused on raising awareness to prevent litter and floating waste, on clean-up campaigns and on innovations to solve this problem. Port of Antwerp-Bruges is also taking a lot of actions to tackle the problem: port tornadoes clean up litter every day in the port of Antwerp, while Patje Plastic and the waste collection boat Condor get rid of floating waste and drones are used to detect floating waste. In Zeebrugge, the green workers of 360° Groen help to clean up dirt in the port area. In 2021, together with Mooimakers, Port of Antwerp-Bruges launched an awareness campaign aimed at truckers, a Cleanliness Index was developed,In 2021, the Port of Antwerp (then) in collaboration with Mooimakers and Natuurpunt also organized a Port Clean-up campaign. No less than 1,200 people took part.