Bela Szandelszky of AP News writes on the efforts of Hungarian volunteers to clean up the country’s rivers.
- Hungarian volunteers have organized a trash pickup event called the Plastic Cup competition which awards money to people that collect the most trash out of the Tisza and surrounding rivers each year.
- Since its launch in 2013, the 10 day event has led to the removal of over 727,000 pounds of waste from Hungary’s waterways.
- This initiative is a good example of bottom up solutions addressing serious environmental challenges.
Read the full article here.