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World Cleanup Day 2022: How to ditch plastic and other sustainable travel tips from Mumbaikars

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Updated on: 17 September,2022 04:26 PM IST  |  Mumbai
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Tourism is not only about promoting scenic locations but also about preserving them. Amid the Covid-19 pandemic and the rising need for sustainable travel, three Mumbaikars point out how plastic is playing spoilsport and why people need to research more when they travel

World Cleanup Day 2022: How to ditch plastic and other sustainable travel tips from Mumbaikars

On one of her many travels in in Uttarakhand, Adithi Muralidhar spotted a Rusty Cheeked Scimatar Babbler in garbage, the sight of which irks her. Photo Courtesy: Adithi Muralidhar


It was on a trip to Turkey in September 2018 with her husband and friends that Mumbaikar Khushbu Merchant first took stock of the amount of plastic she was carrying with her. They ended up using and throwing a lot of plastic bottles for water, cups and forks too. She explains, “The usage of water bottles was major. I remember on this one day between the six of us, we had close to 10 different sizes of plastic bottles that we had used.”


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