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CanalCups: getting to plastic-free canals

Two weeks after 3 October the Leiden canals were still full of plastic disposable cups. Auke-Florian Hiemstra and fellow students have fished thousands of these cups out of the canals and photographed them. Now they put a photo of one of these canal cups on Instagram every day.

CanalCups is not just an art project, it is also an appeal to the Municipality of Leiden to push ahead with the plans to make re-usable cups compulsory atpublic  events. Hiemstra: 'Until these plans are reality, we will be putting a Leiden canal cup on Instagram every day.' This action already has a lot of followers and a lot of likes. 'We even had a like from internationally famous model Doutzen Kroes!'

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