Garbage collectors on Taihang mountain, Henan province, have drawn a lot of attention from tourists lately after having, rather bizarrely, switched from their regular uniforms to Spider-man outfits, reports NetEase News.
In the past few days, sanitation workers, Liu Jiancheng and Zhang Chengqing, have drawn the attention of many visitors to the scenic site in Henan, who have witnessed the duo wearing Spider-man’s distinctive red and blue while dangling out over 160 meter cliffs to collect trash.
Wang Laide, who is in charge of the Environmental protection on Taihang mountain, explains the reason for this odd change to the workers’ uniforms. When speaking to reporters, he said that the new uniforms were introduced to catch the attention of the visitors. He added that they were to “remind tourists to pay attention to environmental protection, and not to litter, especially off the cliff. Since each time Liu Jiancheng collects the garbage, he is risking his life.”
Wang’s initiative has definitely drawn a lot of attention from tourists, with many taking photos and making comments about the humorous appearance of the sanitation workers.
Liu Jiancheng said that he didn’t mind being the butt of a few jokes from the tourists; however, he added that tourists’ disregard for the environment is “not a laughing matter.”
Let’s hope he doesn’t end up fainting on the mountain, like spiderwoman.
By Robert Ridley
[Images via NetEase]