Around 450 Dawoodi Bohra volunteers from across Chennai joined hands with locals for a cleanup drive at Pattinapakkam beach on Sunday 26th June 2022. Over 6 tons of trash were collected from the beach, including single-use plastic wraps and bags, glass bottles and discarded cloth items. The waste collected by volunteers was sent for segregation and recycling.

Hasan Kapi, Project coordinator of the Dawoodi Bohras in Chennai, said, ‘Besides cleaning, the aim of this drive was to spread awareness about the perils of plastic pollution and the importance of segregating waste at the source. The Dawoodi Bohra community, as part of their Project Rise and Burhani Foundation initiative in India and across the world, has undertaken the ‘Turning the Tide Against Plastic Pollution’ movement to rid water bodies of waste and educate citizens on leading a sustainable lifestyle.’

The cleanup at Pattinapakkam beach in Chennai was in collaboration with the Environmentalist Foundation of India, The Hindu and G Square Group.