A few months ago, we were telling you about this young French adventurer, Kévin Plessis, and his goal of crossing Europe to collect rubbish.
Credit: Kévin Plessis/ Instagram
The 28-year-old from Nantes began his journey on April 5. His goal was a very noble one: to travel through 10 European countries, from the tip of Norway to the far south of Spain, collecting every day all the rubbish he found on his way.
During his expedition called ” Zero Euro ” and lasted nearly 6 months, Kevin collected 6,700 pieces of garbage. Equipped with his hiking gear, the young man set off every day for the assault on Europe with his zero-waste kit consisting of a net and a garbage pliers.
Along the way, the Frenchman also took the opportunity to raise awareness about zero waste and recycling. This is something that he did not fail to reiterate on social networks, especially on his Instagram account where many people were following Kevin’s ecological road-trip: “. I was really [in photo] taking the contrast between the two: cleanliness / beauty and dirt ».
After these 176 days of walking, Kévin finally returned to France where he was able to take stock of his harvest. 120 kilos of rubbish were collected and one thing in particular struck Kevin: ” the Scandinavian countries were the cleanest, but the further down I went, the dirtier it got.he notes. France and Spain were particularly dirty ». A sad observation that Kevin tries to put into perspective with the help he received.
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Thanks to his journey, Kévin was able to receive the support of many sponsors and citizen associations. A touch of hope and change that tends to demonstrate the ever-increasing attention of French and European citizens to their consumption and recycling habits: ” there are more and more of them [citizen actions] in France and in other countries in Europecomplete Kevin. It’s a change that’s coming slowly but surely and it’s good news. ».
A noble and admirable cause for this young defender and lover of our beautiful planet. If you wish to support Kévin Plessis, you can visit his Instagram page to relive his adventure.