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Afroz Shah from Mumbai UN award winner Inspired millions with his Act for largest beach clean up


Afroz Shah, a lawyer by profession lead the clean up of Versova Beach, Mumbai. He organised a team of volunteers to clean 4,000 tons of plastic, glass and filth from his local beach. The UN has called the project the world’s largest beach cleanup.

“Shah’s efforts, and the hundreds of volunteers he’s inspired, is a wonderful example of citizen action and reminds the rest of the world that even the most ambitious, global agreements are only as good as the individual action and determination that brings them to life. His outstanding leadership is drawing global attention to the devastating impacts of marine litter,” said United Nations Environment Project(UNEP) chief Erik Solheim, who had joined Shah in the clean-up for a day in October.

Afroz Shah talked to BBC,UK after he received the award last month about the clean up project and how he felt it wasn’t a burden but a “Romantic date” with the beach : Litter Picking

We appreciate his efforts and views and hope it inspires other citizens.



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