The floating garbage collectors

Muellboot-SpreeChased-away trash like bottles, broken bikes and dead dogs in plastic bags: this is only some of the environmental waste thrown into the rivers of Berlin. An impressive analysis of garbage items is collected daily between the Landwehr canal and the river Spree. With yearly 450 tons of things thrown without care into the waters of our city, the two municipal employees Richard and Waldemar do their back-breaking job on a motorized Catamaran, eight meters long and one of three such floating garbage collectors. They do not complain, they just do their job.

excerpt from taz, die tageszeitung 19.08.2013

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