When explaining the Pick’n Run concept, one of the first comments we get is that there is too much trash to pick up. When they say this, they are envisioning what you see in the picture below, which they think they have to pick up.
However, we are not focusing on finding a solution to pick up large piles of trash that you see in the picture above. There are other companies and solutions that will be able to focus on doing that. Rather, we are initially focusing on helping runners pick up the odd trash pieces that you see on your runs, as you see in the picture below (which is trash we have picked up on one of our runs). The plastic cup. The beer bottle.
In addition, we aren’t focusing on the “nasty” trash that is gooey and yucky. For the most part, the cups, the bottles, the candy wrappers are dry (we are developing gloves that people can use to pick up the trash, and put it in a Pick’n run backpack).