Chennai Coastal Cleanup/6 - Media Release

Saturday, June 6, 2015
Chennai Coastal Cleanup

On June 7th, 7000 volunteers are expected to clean up 50 tonnes of garbages from 20km of Chennai beaches between Marina and Pondicherry as part of 6th year edition of the Chennai Coastal Cleanup, an initiative to create environmental awareness among the public on the increasing garbage footprint and the negative impact of plastics on our environment and health. More then 120 major Corporates, NGOs and schools will be participating in the event on Sunday morning between 6-9am. Around 85% of the collected garbage will be segregated and recycled to minimize the waste which will move to the garbage dump. The cleanup campaign is organized by the Chennai Trekking Club - a large 25 thousand member volunteer group which organizes several outdoors, sports and environmental events throughout the year. 

Sponsors & Partners

We are thanking our official Sponsors and Partners for their support in enabling us to organize the Chennai Coastal Cleanup free of cost for (non-Corporate) participating volunteers:

Flash Mob, Street Play, Mime

CTC's performance team has been out in malls, beaches and IT Parks to spread awareness on the Chennai Coastal Cleanup and sensitize the public on the non use of Plastics. 

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

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

On Sunday volunteers will be segregation the collected garbage in three major categories to enable maximum recycling (estimated 85%) and minimize the waste which moves to the garbage dump:
  • Glass Bottles : (Alcohol Bottles, Broken Glass pieces, Broken Glass bottles, Glass Medicinal Bottles and other Glass Items)
  • 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)
  • Others : (Fishing Nets, Styrofoam, flowers, Co-count shells, Organic Wastes, Cloths, wooden scraps, ropes and anything not covered in the above two categories)

Beyond Chennai

10 Regional NGOs in 9 major cities across South India are joining hands with us on Sunday under the India Clean Sweep umbrella to take the awareness to a national level:

Participating NGOs
Cleanup Location
Gandhi Beach/Rock Beach
Environmental Foundation of India,
Selva Chinthamani Kulam
Mettupalayam Road stretch
Anbum Aramum
Ramakkal lake
Great Hyderabad
 Adventure Club
Khajaguda lake
Nellai Nature Club
Anaiyar Pond
Sacred Heart Intl School
Colachel Beach
Maram Madurai
Awareness Campaign at Apartments
Natives of Thanjavur
Saamanthaan Kulam
King George Hospital

Creating Awareness

As part of the Chennai Coastal Cleanup many other ongoing initiatives are happening to create environmental awareness:

Flash Mob, Street plays, Mime
Kids drawing competition
Green Apartments & Corporates
Wall paintings
Plastic Mela
Green Workshops
Awareness through Local Vendors
Say no to plastic - mugs, bottles
Recycle & Plastic Free shopping

Say No to Paper/Plastic Cups

Have you ordered your personalized CTC #ChennaiCoastalCleanup mug yet to eliminate the use of paper/plastic cups in your daily routine? The average lifespan of a cup is just a few minutes before it adds to our ever growing garbage footprint. If not yet, get it now.


Photo shoots, video shoots, mock cleanups are ongoing in preparation of news promos and articles to carry our message across the city:


After the cleanup on Sunday morning don't miss out to collect your terracotta CCC6 cup with your beach zone coordinator. The mug is sponsored by Organic Green Cafe T Nagar:


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