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Photo: The trash President Guðni gathered today. Bessastaðir can be seen in the background.

President of Iceland Takes Trash Head-On

Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, the President of Iceland, spent this Sunday morning picking up trash and litter around Bessastaðir. Bessastaðir is the official presidential residence, situated in Álftanes municipality. Guðni revealed this in a status on his Facebook page this morning.
Guðni is unhappy with the amount of trash in the area. He used the status to critique the fact that people litter in nature while also encouraging people to do better.
The status reads so:
“The beauty, the beach, and the road.
Bessastaðir is beautiful on a bright morning. That’s why it’s a shame how much trash can be found if we look in the right places. Part of it blows over here or is beached by wind and weather. Some of it is clearly thrown by people out of our cars or those who can’t be bothered taking the trash home after a walk. This is hopefully true of a small minority but that group, however, leaves behind cigarette butts, food packaging, empty bottles, and other litter.
Let’s try to do better! You out there: It should not be my role, or others, to clean up after you. Neither now nor in the future.

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