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Cleaning subway a Herculean job (3)

By  Dong Zhen   (Shanghai Daily)

13:37, March 01, 2012

Their busy-paced work has not stopped people from littering, Lu noted. "'Cleaning is your duty and that's why you are hired. So just do your job!' Some riders said this to us when we tried persuading them to stop littering," she said.

The workers said holiday seasons always leave them with "nightmarish memories" not only because rubbish volume goes up but also because of frequent encounters with vomit from many holiday revelers.

The littering has spurred increasing complaints from the public.

Yin Wei, a media coordinator with Shanghai Metro, said eating might be banned through legislation in the future but there's no clear scheme yet.


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