Chennai, Sep 17 (ANI): The Navy and Coast Guard participated in cleaning Marina Beach in Chennai on the ‘International Coastal Clean up Day’. Navy, Coast guard, students and various organisations participated in cleaning the beach. Inspector General of Indian Coast Guard Region (East) Rajan Bargotra appealed to people not to throw waste on the beach. Every year thousands of tons of garbage winds up in the oceans, with 60% of that being composed of plastic material. Plastics especially last a very long time in the ocean, and are in such abundance that there are 46,000 individual pieces of plastic litter for every square mile of ocean.
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