- A video shared to Twitter on Saturday shows Mahim beach in Mumbai, India, covered in trash and litter that washed ashore from the Arabian sea.
- Authorities posted an update stating that they had cleaned the beach and asking citizens to refrain from throwing trash into drains and rivers.
- Twitter users expressed outrage, with many demanding stricter enforcements while others offered potential solutions, such as implementing steel mesh on drains.
- The video has garnered over 92,000 views and 1,245 likes since this writing.
A beach in Mumbai, India, is seen in a viral video covered in an overwhelming accumulation of trash and litter that had washed onto the beach from the Arabian Sea.
The video of Mahim beach, uploaded to Twitter on Saturday, shows a tremendous amount of trash scattered across the beach to the point where little sand is visible. The tweet describes the litter as a “return gift” from the Arabian sea.
South Korean DJ and producer Peggy Gou expressed her anger at people who leave their trash on a beach in Bali, Indonesia in an Instagram video on January 2.
The 28-year-old Berlin-based house and techno DJ, who performed on New Year’s Eve at Desa Potato Head, went out for a walk on one of Bali’s beaches during her stay in the country, according to her Instagram post.
Western media outlet Bloomberg recently released a list which blamed several southeast Asian countries for polluting the ocean with trash, but netizens from the region did not take the accusations lightly.
On July 13, Bloomberg’s official Twitter page listed down eight countries who are “responsible for 63.6% of ocean trash,” which includes China, Indonesia, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Egypt, Malaysia, and the Philippines.
The Japanese government has recently expressed their plans to help their Southeast Asian neighbors manage their trash pollution problem by turning them into energy.
According to Nikkei Asian Review, Japan’s government is forming a “public-private partnerships to boost exports of the plants to the region.” These partners, which includes Osaka city office, other municipalities, Hitachi Zosen, and JFE Engineering, will provide buyers with waste-reduction solutions, collection, separation, and recycling.
A group of Japanese student-athletes are going viral on Twitter for their impeccable display of respect and courteousness by picking up cigarette butts and trash on the field after a rugby tournament in Malaysia.
The student rugby players, who were from Shizuoka Seiko Academy (SSA), were spotted and filmed cleaning the field during a rugby 7s event in Malay College Kuala Kangsar (MCKK), Perak, according to World of Buzz.