International Coastal Cleanup: Karnataka Coast Guard Observes International Coastal Cleanup at Panambur Beach | Mangaluru News

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MANGALURU: The Karnataka Coast Guard carried out the International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) -2021 on the beach of Panambur on Saturday.
Nearly 120 volunteers from the Coast Guard, Coast Security Police, New Mangalore Port Trust, Central Industrial Security Force, Customs and Central Excise attended. MCC Commissioner Akshy Sridhar was present. The activity that started at 8 a.m. continued until 10:30 a.m. on Panambur beach.
The International Coastal Cleanup is the world’s largest one-day volunteer effort to clean up the marine environment. Around the world, on the third Saturday of every September, volunteers from various organizations gather at local beaches to show their commitment to cleaning up beaches and waterways.
The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) coordinates the International Coastal Cleanup Day in India. Coastal clean-up is being carried out under the leadership of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and the South Asian Cooperative Environment Program (SACEP) in the South Asia region.
The participants removed plastic waste and non-biodegradable materials littered on the beaches of Panambur and Tannirbhavi. The event was supported by MRPL, Dakshina Kannada Milk Producers Union and State Bank of India.


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