INDIA: Mithi River cleanup
The project started in 2021 by installing a river-based collection unit to immediately halt the plastic flow into the Indian Ocean from the Mithi river in Mumbai. A chemical recycling facility will be used to create value from plastic waste that would otherwise end up in the environment. Moreover, the project provided training in waste separation and facilitates increased waste separation at the source from households in Kurla and surrounding areas. The project site is a valuable source of employment for the local community.
Mithi River, Mumbai, India
Riverrecycle Oy, UN Global Pulse(United Nations Technology Laboratory), VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd, Earth5R