International Coastal Cleanup Day

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The International Coastal Cleanup Day is observed every year on the third Saturday of the September month.  The day aims to create awareness amongst the people about the garbage pollution on the beach and to encourage voluntary action by the people to clear the beaches.


Background of the Day :

  • The credit for starting the day is given to American Linda Maraniss and Kathy O’Hara who started the campaign in 1986 in the United States. Since then it has grown into an International movement.

Theme of the Day :

  • Theme of the International Coastal Cleanup Day 2022: Swachh Sagar, Surakshit Sagar/Clean Coast Safe Sea. 

Events in India on the International Coastal Cleanup Day :

  • Vigyan Prasar, an autonomous body under the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India launched a Clean Coast Safe Sea campaign in 75 coastal places across the country.
  • The clean coast-safe sea campaign culminated at the Juhu Beach, Mumbai on 17 September 2022. The clean-up drive in Mumbai  was organised by the Indian Coast Guard. 

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