A 44-year-old cleaner who’s spent 14 years picking up trash at the Golden Summit of Mount Emei in Sichuan province was recently nominated as one of the “Good People of Sichuan” because of his devotion to his job.
Peng Wencai is the sole cleaner responsible for the Golden Summit and the guardrail of the area. He can often be seen dangling 3,079 meters above sea level to collect the litter.
Peng begins work at 8:30 a.m. and heads home at 5:30 p.m. He goes down to the cliff three times a week if weather conditions permit it.
When Peng began working there, he used a safety rope that required dozens of people to pull him up and down. After being equipped with a professional climbing rope in 2008, he propels up and down with ease by himself.
“The tourists at this national day threw less trash than last year,” he said. “I hope I don’t need to ‘go down’ (to collect trash) any more. ”
Peng told reporters that it takes him three hours to go down and up. He’s even traveled 200 meters deep into the cliff just to do his job. He goes down more than 80 times per year and clears around three tons of trash from the cliff.
After seeing images of Peng perched precariously on the cliff to clear the trash left behind by tourists, a great number of web users urged for people to “Please respect other people’s work and examine your own behavior!”
By Lucy Liu
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