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Tourists rewarded for collecting rubbish in Gansu

(People's Daily Online)    17:21, May 09, 2016

Tourists get trash bags at a service stations. (Photo/Chinanews.com)

Hailuogou scenic area in southwest China's Sichuan province has implemented a policy to reward tourists who collect rubbish in the scenic area since February 2015, according to Sichuan Daily.

The rewards a tourist gets is depending on the amount of rubbish they collect. One can get a postcard printed with beautiful scenery of Hailuogou scenic area, a package of chrysanthemum produced in Hailuogou, a souvenir medal, an admission ticket to Hongshi Park or a title of "Hailuogou Ambassador of Environmental Protection" which allows recipients to visit the scenic area free of charge for five years, said a report in Sichuan Daily.

To date, 20 tourists have won the reward to visit Hailuogou without paying admission fees.

Deng Zengjun, director of Hailuogou's property management center, told the newspaper that the amount of rubbish around a tourist center selling groceries has been reduced by two-thirds during the peak hours of a day since the implementation of the policy. In addition, the number of sanitation workers in Hailuogou has decreased from 11 to seven. 

A tourist is rewarded for collecting rubbish. (Photo/Chinanews.com)

Beautiful scenery at the Hailuogou scenic spot. (File photo)

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