Chennai Coastal Cleanup - Final Update

Saturday, June 6, 2015
HUGE army of 7000 like minded volunteers including 120+ Corporates, NGOs, schools, colleges, running and social groups are all set to storm the Chennai beaches from Marina to Uttandi tomorrow morning 6am50 tonnes of garbage are waiting for us along 20km of coastline to be removed and segregated in 3 main categories below. We will be recycling an estimated 85% of the collected garbages to minimize the waste that moves to the Pallikarnai marshlands. Find below the 10 assembly points / timings / contacts across the city where we will be assembling to move together to the shoreline.

Assembly / Timings / Contacts

Assembly PointTimeCoordinatorContact
Adyar - Rainforest restaurant near flyover5:30amShyam9003074440
Ashok Pillar - Udayam Theatre5amGanesh9003259872
Besant Nagar - Eliot beach police booth5:50amArunajadesh9489775471
Guindy - Mount Road opposite railway station5:15amMano9840652404
Koyambedu - petrol bunk opposite CMBT5amChellababu9940095978
Marina lighthouse - behind lighthouse6amAshok9382577264
Tamabaram - bus stand5amManojkumar9551055536
Tirunmangalam signal - Anna Nagar West bus depot5amArun9791179205
Tirunvanmiyur - Adyar Bakery5:30amBalaji9941615365
Velachery - opposite Vijayanagar bus stop5:15amVelmurugan9944225211
  • 1. Glass Bottles : (Alcohol Bottles, Broken Glass pieces, Broken Glass bottles, Glass Medicinal Bottles and other Glass Items)
  • 2. Recyclables   : (All polythene wrappers, Carry Bags, PET Bottles, Plastic Containers, Water Pockets, Thermocol, Milk Covers, Shoes, Slippers, Papers, Card-boards and all kind of Plastic materials)
  • 3. Others          : (Fishing Nets, Styrofoam, flowers, Co-count shells, Organic Wastes, Cloths, wooden scraps, ropes and anything not covered in the above two categories)

Every Growing Army

Below list of 120 Corporates, NGOs, schools and other groups are joining forces in our every growing green army in the battle against plastic:

ABCO Advisory Services India Pvt LtdInnowave HealthcareSARDAR VALLABHAI PATEL SPORTS ACADEMY
Adityaa AgroLittle Flowers School and Avvai HomeSeashore Town Plot Owners and Residents Association
Ameex TechnologiesIsha Homes India Private LimitedSharePoint Frontier
AROBOT ChennaiJade paymentssohes
Art of LivingJeevithamSPAAAK
Aspire Systems LimitedK2B SolutionsSt. Mary's Educational Trust
Atmel R&D India Pvt LtdK7 Computing pvt ltdStudents
AWAREKarky Research OrganizationSUBHAS Scout Group
Barclays Shared ServiceskidobotikzSundram Fasteners Limited
Bharathi Scout GroupL & T InfotechSymrise Private Limited
BhumiLand mark ConstructionsSynergy Maritime Private Limited
Care and welfareLenoxTambram thunderbolt running group
Caterpillar - ATS, IndiaLET US CLEAN CHENNAITata Consultancy Services
Chennai Astronomy ClubLions Club of Chennai TriplicaneTechdew UX Design & Consulting Firm
Chennai Runners Marina MinnalsLister MetropolisTechfront friends forum
Chennai VolunteersMAHINDRA & MAHINDRA LTD MRVThe Anthem of the Phoenix
Chromepet CheetahsMahindra Holidays and Resorts India LtdThe Crew
CMA CGM Shared Service Centre India Pvt.LtdMobius knowledge servicesThe Megha Foundation-Saranalaya children
CNSIMomentive Performance Materials (India) Pvt LtdThiruvalluvar Gurugulam School
CognizantMy Master, ChrompetThomson Reuters
CPS Global SchoolNamma Beach Namma ChennaiThozhan
CSC India Pvt LtdNiN SocietyUST Global
Dell Business Process Solution India Pvt LtdNokia NetworksVerizon
Dr.Gupta's Dental Specialties Centrep.s.senior secondary schoolVibrant Vellachery
Ernst & Young FoundationPanayur Friends GroupVirtusa Software Services
Federal Bank LtdPapermanVisual BI Solutions
FreshdeskPasumaiVisumbu Org
Frost & SullivanPatel Scouts & GuidesVRV
GAVS Technologies Pvt. LtdPerkinElmer HealtcareWABCO India Limited
Give SmilesPonnovi CreativesWCCG
GLD MOVEMENTProkarma Softech Pvt Ltd, DLFwipro technologies
Heat and Control (South Asia) Pvt Ltd.Quadrant 4 Software Solutions(p) LtdXpitax Solution Pvt ltd
HLL Biotech LimitedRapid ResponseYaavaarkum
HTC Global Services IncRoyal Bank of ScotlandYOUTH FOR SEVA
Hyatt Regency ChennaiRR DonnelleyAam Aadmi Party - TNtt
ICON Clinical ResearchSaggezza India Pvt Ltd
iNautix Technologies India Private LtdSaint Gobain Research India

Flash Mob / Mime / Street Play

Our volunteers will be performing a Flash Mob / Mime at Marina today 5pm. Come and watch as our team performs a beautiful play to sensitize the public on the negative impacts of plastics on our beaches and ocean ecosystem

Video of our flash mob at Ramanajur IT Park on Wednesday. Watch it here

Wall Paintings

Volunteers from the Chennai Trekking Club and Paint Box created a beautiful wall paining at Marina beach (swimming pool) this morning.

Below the wall painting at Thirunvanmyur beach


The Chennai Coastal Cleanup got featured extensively in yesterday's India Express Indulge. Read it here

Big FM and Live FM Radio is spreading awareness across the FM waves on our Coastal Cleanup

News 7 is playing our Promo Video. Check it out over here

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