This Mumbai lawyer inspired a massive beach cleanup

Posted In News, Pollution
Nov
14


Mumbai Impressions… when the water retreats… Plastic Pollution. Captions and Photo source: ©© Don Domingo

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Mumbai has 72 miles of coastline, some of it covered in mangroves and some of it sandy or rocky — but none of it is clean.

Since Oct. 2015, Afroz Shah, a constitutional lawyer and a full time “ocean lover and a beach cleaner.”has been clearing trash for four hours every weekend in what the United Nations has called the world’s biggest beach clean up ever. His efforts have inspired others…

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