May 27, 2023: The enormous plastic waste-based work of art was constructed near the Besant Nagar seashore in Chennai. Continue reading to know more!
The threat posed by plastic pollution to marine life is no longer exclusive to landfills; it is already present in seas and other water bodies. The officials in Chennai created an art installation made out of ocean trash at the Besant Nagar beach to raise awareness about keeping the beaches clean and preventing the invasion of plastic into the ocean. The artistic display resembled a huge fish.
This installation was made in advance of the third meeting of the G20 Environment and Climate Sustainability Working Group, which took place on May 21, and a nationwide beach cleanup operation.
“We put up this installation built from plastic debris salvaged from the ocean at Besant Nagar Beach in Chennai to celebrate the Mega Beach Clean up event organised today,” IAS officer Supriya Sahu wrote in a post sharing a video of the artwork on Sunday. She further added, “It not only illustrates the tragic reality of ocean pollution but also promotes awareness of the grave threat to marine biodiversity,” using the hashtags "#MegaBeachCleanup #G20BeachCleanUp @moefcc @tnforestdept #climatechange."
Follow the link below to view the tweet online:
Since then, this video has received hundreds of likes. A Twitter user commented on it and said, "Great. To halt the dumping of plastics into our oceans and seas, there has to be more awareness and action. Since these plastics drift downstream and suffocate freshwater, coastal, and marine fish, birds, turtles, and many other species, much more must be done to stop river pollution."