On December 2,media reported that the beach in Chennai, India, was covered with white foam, and local children played and enjoyed playing in the white foam by the sea. Reported that the white foam is due to sewage pollutants and seawater mixed, washed by the waves, these seemingly white foam is actually toxic.
Local pollution control authorities say they hope the water will subside within a day or two.
In September, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi told the United Nations Conference of the Parties to combat desertification that India would say goodbye to disposable plastics within a few years, while working to develop environmentally friendly alternatives and efficient plastic collection and treatment.
It is well known that plastic pollution in India has been serious, so it is not uncommon for environmental governance to rise to political will, but it is worth noting that the country’s governance actions have yielded better results, such as the Beach of Vesuva.
In just a few years, Vesuva Beach has gone from an open dump to a major turtle habitat, and Mumbai’s citizens have made headlines for effective garbage clean-up.