On saturday morning at 10 o’clock the "ramadama" action started at the festival square the CSU weisendorf. Not only members of the local association, but also the youth fire department of weisendorf and interested citizens came to participate.
Armed with sacks and warning vests, they set off in small groups. Ways were run off and – for coarser mullsunden – driven off. While in the village mainly small pieces of rubbish such as packaging, disposable cups, broken glass and bottle caps were collected from the grounds, footpaths and roads, broken plastic chairs, several meters of wire mesh fencing and various metal parts were found on the roads connecting the town and the state, as well as, unfortunately, a television set and old car tires.
Just the tip of the iceberg
Since there has been a lot of discussion in the social media lately about how harmful discarded cigarette butts are for the environment, these were also picked up by the hard-working helpers. Here there was from view of the aids "unfortunately much too much to do". In the nearly two hours, which the mullsammeltrupps were on the way, were picked up certain in the passing estimated well 4500 butts. And that seems to be just the tip of the iceberg.
According to the environmental activists from weisendorf, a single cigarette butt is so contaminated with pollutants – including arsenic, cadmium, lead and, of course, nicotine – that it can pollute between 40 and 60 liters of water. A particular problem is the filter, which does not decompose, but from which the stored pollutants are spun out during rainfall and can thus get into the water cycle.
For the CSU in weisendorf, there is "definitely still a lot to do" in their town. But first of all, the initiators of the ramadama campaign would like to thank all the helpers and especially the weisendorf youth fire department for their energetic support