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WWF-India organizes Cleanliness Drive along Brahmaputra River in Guwahati

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Guwahati : WWF-India Assam State Office conducted a Cleanliness Drive at Lachit ghat in Guwahati, on the banks of the Brahmaputra River, resulting in a cleaner riverbank after the drive held on World Ocean Day on 8th June 2023. The cleanup was a collaborative effort involving WWF-India, Earthful Foundation, Gauhati University NSS Cell, Assam Forest School Representatives, Assam Cycling Community, WWF Assam Volunteers from TISS, Handique Girls’ College, S B Deorah College, Gauhati Commerce College, Pragjyotish College, Mahatma Gandhi University, PCBA, and GMC members.

The State Coordinator of WWF-India Assam & Arunachal Pradesh State Office expressed gratitude to all participants, volunteers, and organizations for their support.

The collected waste, weighing approximately 100kg, was segregated and placed in 10 gunny bags, which were then handed over to the GMC for proper disposal. The majority of the waste consisted of plastic carry bags, plastic wrappers, plastic bottles, plastic straws, single-use plastic spoons, bowls, and masks. Participants expressed concern about the increasing plastic pollution in the Brahmaputra River, as these plastics eventually make their way into the ocean, posing a significant threat to the aquatic ecosystem, marine life, and ultimately affecting our health, food security, and the livelihoods of fishermen.

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