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“The two boys founded a a group called PickWaste.. The organizations work has not gone unnoticed, over 200 people have joined in PickWaste weekly cleanup events, and both Demma and Mendes have been named to Canadas list of top 25 under 25 environmentalists.”

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“Sam Demma and Dillon Mendes founded PickWaste, an organization that aims to clean up the streets one piece of trash at a time, and they say they’ve collected 650 bags of trash and recycling since July of last year.”

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“This tower of garbage behind me represents an inspiring effort by two teens looking to cleanup their city and raise awareness on environmental issues around the world. It took one cup and an inspiring message from a teacher to push Sam and Dillon to start this environmental movement. “

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“You might not think twice about throwing a recyclable cup in the garbage or dropping a wrapper on the ground — but what if everyone did that. Now imagine what would happen if everyone committed to picking up just one piece of litter a day.”

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 “He and his friend, Dillon Mendes, co-founded PickWaste, an environmental initiative that started in their hometown of Pickering. The community initiative is expanding to Scarborough and Ajax. They’ve filled more than 650 garbage bags of litter in Pickering alone.”

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“The PickWaste team focuses on three primary tasks: volunteer cleanups, speaking engagements and presentations, and special events built around corporate social responsibility with the aim to educate, inspire and provide people with tangible actions that they can implement in their personal lives to make a real, lasting change.”
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“Salvatore Demma and Dillon Mendes are two young men who have taken upon themselves to start a business that is also benefitting our communities. Through their company PickWaste, they organize waste pickups and promote picking up waste in your community via their public talks.”

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“Collecting 600 bags of litter, presenting to over 24 crowds and empowering over 7000 people in their community are some of the accomplishments that Pickwaste has achieved in their first year. “
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“What started last year as a local initiative with a small group of teens picking up garbage in Pickering has grown into a large movement throughout Durham Region and beyond, with participation by people of all ages.”