Coronavirus situation and SATAKOLKYT activities


All events are cancelled for now, but we want to promote picking up trash off the shores even in these exceptional circumstances. Being outside at the sea shore increases well being! Everyone can organize individual shoreline cleaning, alone or within the family. Make sure you follow the authority instructions and take care of good hand hygiene.

We gave litter tongs for long-term loan earlier this spring. If you borrowed tongs, please return them 1.-5.6 to the same place where you picked them up.

From 1.6. on you can borrow litter tongs normally from the libraries (some exceptions might occur).

At the moment litter tongs can be borrowed from

Laajasalo library (during the opening hours of the library)


Meri-Info, Viikintie 1, Vanhankaupunginkoski, MON-FRI 9am-4pm

Get litter tongs and go out to do good for yourself and for the environment!


In addition, the City of Helsinki delivers litter tongs. The amount of the tongs and the delivery location is up to you. You will find more information from here (in Finnish).

Read more about the coronavirus and related instructions from here.


1. Select a cleanup location on the map and indicate a cleaning time.
2. Borrow trash pliers from the library.
3. Spend a fun day at the beach and picking up trash.
4. Leave the trash bags in the big bins that can be found on the map.
5. Let us know that the beach has been cleaned!


Jenni Jelkänen

project coordinator

044 270 0573