Local people come together for beach clean-up in Mumbai to tackle the plastic waste menace
Versova Beach in Mumbai, India has never looked cleaner – and it is due to the efforts of local people, including children, who have undertaken the task of cleaning a 3-kilometer stretch of the beach every weekend. The good samaritans have already collected more than 12,000 tonnes of plastic waste that gets washed ashore since 2015.
While considerable areas of the beach are still polluted by plastic, the Sunday afternoon clean-ups have achieved a lot: once plastic reached waist-high, now couples stroll and children can play cricket on the shore.
“We are clearing up the mess created by our parents,” 15-year-old Titiksha Kabra told Sky News. “If we don’t want our generation to face the problem of plastic, we have to come here and clean it up.”