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Guy Was Annoyed By The Trash On His Way

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This guy did amazing thing. Tommy Kleyn, a guy from Netherlands was not pleased with the way the waterfront he passes every day on the way to his work looks. And he decided to change it. Every day he woke up 30 min earlier, took one plastic garbage bag and cleaned waterfront. It took him less then a month 30 min a day to clean it. When he posted his progress on Facebook his friends decided to help him. Now it looks clean and healthy. And even Eurasian Coot started to nest in this newly cleaned area.

“Everyday, I ride my bicycle to work along the river bank. It’s a nice route to ride, except for one part.”
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“A stretch of the river bank is covered in plastic bottles and other pieces of (mainly) plastic trash.”
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“This is the littered part:”
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“The trash annoyed me very much, so, I decided to start picking them up.”
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“It took me about 30 minutes to fill one garbage bag with trash.”
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“But, one bag doesn’t really make a dent in an area as polluted as this.”
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“I vowed to fill one bag of trash each day I passed the spot.”
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“I shared my experiences on Facebook and now, over 180 people ‘like’ the project”
“The area between the arrows was clean at this point. This is the progress made in only 6 days”
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“A lot of people were all like ‘There should be more people like you!”
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“And there were: this is my friend Rick helping out”
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trash picking cleaning project littering environmental friendly

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“The location was next to a bike path, and quite a few people got off their bikes and said what a great initiative this was.”
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“The trash tried to communicate with me”
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“The last garbage bag”
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“It only takes 30 minutes, it really makes a difference and you will be amazed about how good you’ll feel afterwards.”
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“An Eurasian Coot started nesting in the part which I cleaned.”
trash picking cleaning project littering environmental friendly

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