Coastal Conservation Efforts in Chennai

Our day started with the stunning sight of the dazzling sunrise at Chennai’s beach! On 6th of February 2021 from 7 am, the cleanup on 6th February started at 7 am from the beach stretch of the Ashtalakshmi Temple Beach, Besant Nagar. Each volunteer was provided with a sac bag and a glove and the orientation was given about what to collect in the sac bag, a common sac bag was kept at the center to collect the glass bottles separately. Volunteers were so eager to collect the garbage, especially lots of Ghost nets were removed by our volunteers.

  • No of volunteers – around 45-50
  • Totally 50-55 sac bags were collected in which 4 of the bags contains only glass bottle
  • Each of the bag weighs around 10-12 Kg of trash. Approximately 600 Kg of trash was removed

The event ended at 9:00 am, during the cleanup at the gathering point some of the micro plastics were collected by the event coordinator to show the volunteers that how much our beach stretch was polluted. Nearly about 100-120 pieces of micro plastics were collected within a small area of about 10 feet diameter and the ending orientation was given about reducing the Great Pacific Garbage patch and the importance of ecology. For collection of trash GCC’s Urbaser was informed before the event, the garbage machine arrived on time 10 minutes after the event.

We thank all those who joined us for this clean up!

Volunteer for India and her Environment with E.F.I, Jai Hind

Published by LakesOfIndia

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