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Plastic Cup to start on Tisza river on July 29

The 10th Plastic Cup (PET Kupa) will be held to clean up a 86km section of the Tisza river and its floodplains in north-eastern Hungary between July 29 and August 7, the cup's organisers said on Wednesday.

Twelve veteran PET Cup teams and several canoes will skim the river from waste between Cigand and Tiszadada, the society told MTI.

“The Tisza Plastic Cup initiative is the first in the world in which participating teams use boats they have built from waste collected from nature. They use renewable energy, hand power, oars, sails or solar panels to move their boats,” the society said.

The waste collected will get sorted and some 60 percent of it recycled.

Since it was first held in 2013, the Cup has become a major environmental clean-up programme which has cleaned the Tisza and its floodplains of 225 tonnes of waste, the organisation said.

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