Nobody likes to have dirt, garbage, and mess around them, which is why we usually dispose of all waste properly within our own four walls. Unfortunately, it’s a different story when it comes to public places: garbage is carelessly discarded, bottles are left behind, and small pieces of paper are dropped thoughtlessly on the ground. Not only does this look unattractive, waste also attracts pests and makes expensive and laborious street cleaning necessary.
Making Bad Rodach a little bit cleaner is the mission of a group of about 20 people who gather in front of the brewery entrance on Friday, June 29. The apprentices from the HABA Family of Companies came up with the idea of tackling the problem themselves and declaring war on the garbage lying around the town. They are supported by HABA Sales and the Games Editing department, because once again several clever minds came up with the same good idea for a good deed.
“The full extent of the garbage lying around the railway station was frightening!”
Equipped with gloves, garbage bags, and pull carts, they set to work. In temperatures of 30 degrees, the group moves through Bad Rodach, collecting the waste lying around.
The positive news first: “On the whole, the town we live and work in is really clean, fortunately!” says Viola Heiner, happily. However, on the way to work, she and her colleague Lisa Bühn had noticed several times how dirty Bad Rodach railway station is. So the hard-working collectors soon head towards the station, where they have their work cut out for them. “The full extent of the garbage lying around there was frightening!” Lisa reports.
The group collects lots of bottles, empty cigarette packets, sandwich bags, candy wrappers, and countless shards of glass. After some big bags have been filled with garbage a huge difference can be seen and all the helpers are happy with the result.
“The initiative has once again highlighted how important it is to keep our eyes open and dispose of our own garbage properly,” says Viola, summing up her findings.