Coastal Security Police along with Students Clean Up Beaches in Bengre & Panambur
Wednesday, January 4, 2023
Following the UN ocean conference in Lisbon, Portugal, India committed to protecting 30% of its oceans, waters, and lands by 2030 in a phased manner. After the conference, India announced that it will conduct cleanliness awareness campaigns along India’s huge coastline as part of the mission. The significance of this clean-up drive is to spread awareness regarding the intense littering of plastics in the ocean waters, which has become a threat to marine life. Several studies have suggested that the use of plastics forms over 50% of ocean litter which harms marine biodiversity, human health, and the economy. Especially during the monsoon season, India witnessed an enormous amount of microplastics along the coastline.