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Tamil Nadu: 75 tonnes of plastic waste removed from Besant Nagar beach 

Corporation Commissioner Gagandeep Singh Bedi also took part in the event and handed over certificates to students who collected the most waste.

Published: 13th December 2021 03:46 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th December 2021 03:46 AM   |  A+A-

Since no segregation of waste is carried out prior to dumping of waste at the landfill site, the waste along with plastic wastes/polythenes often catch fire .

The drive was organised to clean up the large quantity of plastic waste that had accumulated on the beach after the rains.

By Express News Service

CHENNAI: The mass cleaning drive organised by the city corporation and Urbaser Sumeet helped remove 75 tonnes of plastic waste from Elliot’s beach, Besant Nagar on Sunday. Around 3,000 volunteers participated in the programme, according to a release. The drive was organised to clean up the large quantity of plastic waste that had accumulated on the beach after the rains.

Urbaser Sumeet, one of the contract holders for handling solid waste in the city, had already removed 270 tonnes of waste from the beach till Saturday. Corporation Commissioner Gagandeep Singh Bedi also took part in the event and handed over certificates to students who collected the most waste.
 



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  • Deena Dayalan

    Nice job! This kind of drive should be organized all over city. Corporation does not dirty up the city. It is the people. Bring awareness to people. Penalize heavily the culprits. Provide ample number of garbage bins to public and clean them periodically (this is corporation's job
    5 months ago reply
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