Conservation Group Adopts 7 Beaches in Mumbai to Ensure Cleanliness

Conservation Group Adopts 7 Beaches in Mumbai to Ensure Cleanliness

A Mumbai-based voluntary organisation named United Ways has conducted cleanup and marine conservation activities on the city’s beaches for a while now. 

More impressively, the conservation group has adopted seven beaches in Mumbai under its “Clean Shores” project to maintain cleanliness across the beaches and tender proper waste management on a public-private partnership. 

The group plans to engage citizens with the Clean Shores initiative and also assist the efforts undertaken by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). 

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Infrastructure will be added on the beaches to ensure cleanliness, while the group will also paint the walls at the beaches to raise awareness about good hygiene practices. Additionally, dry waste segregation is also conducted on the adopted beaches, with the waste then sent for recycling. 

The organisation said that around 116 metric tons of waste have been segregated and sent for recycling since the last 14 months. While the civic body has its cleaning operations on the beaches, the group’s volunteers offer a helping hand to make the task easier. 

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“Many NGOs, environmental groups, citizen activists, students of the National Service Scheme (NSS), often carry out clean up campaigns. The majority of them are good and we are really happy that there are such initiatives at the citizens’ level. However, the waste collected from it is not always properly disposed of,” a senior BMC official said.

“Since the major chunk of the garbage from the beaches and shores comprise plastics and multi-layer plastics etc. this increases strain on the dumping ground if not segregated at source. The proper process is undertaken by united ways Mumbai is very helpful and works for everyone. It is a great initiative,” the official added.

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