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195 tons of trash collected in Riga during Big Cleanup Day

28.04.2012
 | LETA

During Saturday's Big Cleanup Day activities in Riga, 195 tons of trash was collected in the Latvian capital, with most of the trash being made up of glass and plastic bottles, LETA was informed by the event's media coordinator Dace Jaunupe-Barga.

The most active residents this year in Riga were in the suburbs of Lucavsala, Marupe and Darzini, where garbage trucks collected the most trash.

Jaunupe-Berga also added that the number of old tires collected during this year's Big Cleanup Day could reach about 10 tons.

As reported, the organizers of Big Cleanup Day say that approximately 210,000 persons participated in the event this year.

Thus, last year's record has been broken by about 20,000 persons.

Each year, Big Cleanup Day attracts more and more participants.

This year's Big Cleanup Day focused on water and its purification.