To help reduce pollution, EPAMers kayaked throughout Polish rivers and ponds to collect waste and raise awareness of the importance of protecting the environment. The “Paddle for the Rivers” campaign, organized by EPAM Poland, took place in several cities, including Krakow, Gdansk and Warsaw in August and September.
More than 120 EPAMers removed approximately 200 kilograms of litter from the rivers and shores—common finds include cans and cigarette butts. The waste also included a door, a lawn mower and even a car bumper! In Krakow and Warsaw, volunteers cleaned the Vistula, and in Gdansk, the Motlawa canals.