From filthy to fabulous: Mumbai beach undergoes dramatic makeover

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Led by spirited young lawyer and environmentalist Afroz Shah, volunteers collected a staggering 5.3 million kilograms of decomposing trash and plastic from the 2.5 kilometer stretch of beach over a period of 21 months.
“I shifted to my new apartment two years back and saw plastic on the beach — it was 5.5 feet high. A man could drown in the plastic,” Shah told CNN. “I said I’m going to come on the field and do something. I have to protect my environment and it requires ground action.”
Shah, 33, began cleaning the beach in 2015 with the help of a neighbor. Over time, he was joined by more than 1,000 volunteers including local Versova residents, slum-dwellers, politicians, Bollywood celebrities and schoolchildren.
The volunteers have also cleaned 52 public toilets at the beach and planted 50 coconut trees. Shah says he wants to plant 5,000 coconut trees there and turn it into a “coconut lagoon like it used to be.”
Versova beach on August 6, 2016. The beach held 5.3 million kilograms of trash before it underwent the world's largest beach clean-up.
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http://edition.cnn.com/2017/05/22/asia/mumbai-beach-dramatic-makeover/index.html

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