In Aix-en-Provence in Paris, Hervey travels the roads of France on foot. He travels to the COP 21, to be held in Paris in November. On the way, he wears a safety vest and picks up all the waste it finds in its path.
It is with a touch of humor that Hervey described his crazy project on Facebook: "A march for the environment is queue this is an environmental act more concrete terms, this is a guy who? This is not all! He will take with him his fiddle companioned the recycling bin to fill the waste littering the edge of the road. "
The French began its journey on July 12. Hervey started from Aix-en-Provence and will arrive at the foot of the Eiffel Tower Saturday, October 10 to 17 hours. It will have traveled almost 1,000 kilometers on foot or about 56 days of walking. A march is that dedicate to the planet and the environment. "I do not want to be part of those who knew and did nothing," he summarizes in The Obis.
600 wastes collected per day
During these 56 days Hervey picks up all the garbage he finds in its path. In his luggage, apart from his food, he took his trash, trash bags, a dustpan, a construction trousers, reflective jacket, shovel, broom; hammer a knife, a cutter and a solar panel. Just the first day, he collected 55 kilos of waste. "I harvest an average of 600 wastes per day or more”, he confided to The Obis. On the menu: shoes, condoms, phones, cigarette butts, hub caps, wiper blades, mirrors, empty bottles, pieces of copper, steel, capsules of beers, electrical son, plastic packaging, fabric scraps, cans, chewing gum and even armchair, pie plates and a watering can. He says he has traveled extensively, New Zealand, Asia, and South America and even in Europe and that several times he was shocked by the amount of waste he has seen.
In his periled, he is accompanied by his friend Lola. It is responsible for stewardship. She wear a reflective vest recovers from trash bags' Hervey when they are full and together they weigh and sort their content. These figures are frightening. The Obis accurate than the 50th day of walking, having traveled 862 km, Hervey picked 272 kilograms of non-recyclable waste, 103 kilos of glass, 137.5 kilos of metal, 51.5 kilos of recyclable plastic, 32 kilos of paper and 3,324 packs of cigarettes.