Wrappers to cosmetics: Vizag beaches turn into garbage dumps barely 2 months after world record

The world record notwithstanding, the beaches have again been converted into garbage dumps.

By Dodla Megha  Published on  8 Oct 2022 12:00 PM GMT
Wrappers to cosmetics: Vizag beaches turn into garbage dumps barely 2 months after world record

Barely two months after entering the `Wonder Book of World Records' for largest beach cleanup, Andhra Pradesh seems to have gone back to square one with plastics and other solid waste turning coastlines into dump yards. Two months ago, the state entered into "Wonder Book of World Records" by organizing the world's largest beach cleanup drive. Nearly 22,000 people in collaboration with `Parley for the Oceans' collected 76 tonnes of plastic waste on the beach. The world record notwithstanding, the beaches have again been converted into garbage dumps. Wildlife Conservationist, Photographer Srikanth Mannepuri posted fresh pictures of plastic waste littered all over the beaches. Chocolate wrappers, ice cream cups, milk covers, and major plastic, which can affect aquatic life, are dumped at Tenneti park beach, and Jogugulapalem. Tenneti Park beach became a tourist attraction recently after a Bangladesh cargo ship was converted into a floating restaurant. The ship had run aground during a cyclone in 2020.

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