Mumbai’s Most Popular Beaches Are Also The World’s Most Polluted Ones

According to the alarming facts brought out by a recent analysis of marine pollution around the world, seas near Mumbai are found to be the most polluted ones.

On analyzing the extent of plastic debris in the seas of Mumbai, it was found that there were an average of 68.83 items per sq m on the beaches of Juhu, Aksa, Dadar and Versova. The size of these micro-plastics varied between 1m to 5m. Also, of all the litter, about 41.85 percent was micro-plastic. The beach of Juhu has the highest quantity of micros-plastic litter, a whopping 55.33 percent, followed by Versova (28.8 percent), Dadar (18.6 percent) and Aksa (7.9 percent). (…) (, 4/04/2017)

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