A Dutch Man Was Tired of Seeing Mountains of Trash on His Way to Work. This Is What He Did

By Jack Phillips, Epoch Times
April 28, 2016 6:00 am Last Updated: April 28, 2016 10:31 am

Tired of seeing trash piling up on the side of a waterfront while on his way to work, a Dutch man decided to take action. But what he found out in the end is that other people cared just as much as he did.

It looks pretty bad here:

Tommy Kleyn / Facebook
He wasn’t happy with this. Tommy Kleyn / Facebook

Still pretty bad:

Tommy Kleyn / Facebook
Tommy Kleyn / Facebook

But after a little bit of this:

Tommy Kleyn / Facebook
Tommy Kleyn / Facebook

And this (help from his friends):

Tommy Kleyn / Facebook
Tommy Kleyn / Facebook

He was able to make a difference:

Tommy Kleyn / Facebook
Tommy Kleyn / Facebook

And there’s more:

Tommy Kleyn / Facebook
Tommy Kleyn / Facebook

In the process, something awesome happened:

Tommy Kleyn / Facebook
Tommy Kleyn / Facebook

Tommy Kleyn told the Metro that he started to pick up the trash and place it into bags and set it next to a nearby trash bin. “I have decided every day to fill a garbage bag with litter,” he said, adding he would keep an update on his progress via Facebook.

After that, his friends joined him to clean up the waterway.

He told the paper: “The trash bags I used came in A PLASTIC SLEEVE. See what I mean? It makes no sense to manufacture a product that has fulfilled it’s purpose as soon as it reaches the consumer from a material that lasts up to 400 years.”

Kleyn said he found only one useful thing, which is a tiny bear-like figurine.

“Picking up trash really disturbed the water fowl, so from time to time, I fed them some bread to show I was not out to hurt them,” he added.