Young Romanian wages battle against littering at Alba Carolina citadel
Cristian Kalanyos, a resident of the central Romania city of Alba Iulia, is regularly picking up the cigarette butts tourists dump around the Alba Carolina citadel. He posts on Facebook photos of the trash he gathers, hoping his example will convince people to stop littering.
Kalanyos is an independent tourist guide and runs a souvenir stand close to the citadel. He graduated from the Geography Faculty in Cluj Napoca and also studied the economy of Trade, Tourism and Services at the Alba-Iulia University, Medifax reported. He worked as a tourist guide, then briefly worked as a project engineer before returning to the tourist guide job.
Kalanyos says he has seen more policemen patrolling the area and handing out fines since he has been showing the photos on Facebook. He also explained that he has seen the problem of cigarette butts in other cities in the country, and that it is an issue with the image of the city, which he works to promote.
(Photo: Cristian Kalanyos on Facebook)