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Activists do Dirty Work of Clearing Trash on World Cleanup Day

Volunteers pick up trash, such as plastics and cigarrette butts, during world cleanup day campaign in Jakarta, on September 21, 2019, in order to educate residents to keep their neighborhood clean from unrecycled waste by nature. / AFP / BAY ISMOYO

Thousands of activists fanned out across beaches and rivers throughout Asia Saturday, picking up rubbish and drawing attention to the amount of trash that is dumped worldwide, a day after millions marched to urge world leaders to act on climate change.

The volunteers turned out for World Cleanup Day, an initiative that has sent millions into the streets and cleaning up litter across the globe since it began just over a decade ago.

The Pacific island nation of Fiji swung into action early, with people scouring palm-fringed beaches for rubbish, heaving discarded car tires and engine parts from the coast just west read more >>>

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