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This Dustbin That Talks and Walks Is Just What Was Needed to Clean Up Vasai Beach!

Three men from Vasai, Maharashtra, who were fed up of seeing garbage littering the Bhuigaon beach,  took it upon themselves to clean the area.

Taking a cue from the Prime Minister’s Swach Bharat Abhiyan, Jonathan Lopez and Venance Castelino started a campaign called  #BetterInThanOut.

The idea of the campaign was simple. If people were not willing to walk up to the dustbins to throw garbage, then a human dustbin named Ashish D’souza would walk to the people.

ashish dustbin

Image source: Ashish’s Facebook account

The two men and their human dustbin mascot named Ashish D’souza walked around on the beach, collecting trash and joking with people about pop culture and cleanliness. The first cleanliness drive was on June 4 and the second one on June 12. With the help of around a hundred volunteers, the trio managed to clean up the beach.

You can also read: How One Hospital in Amritsar Has Taken up Cleanliness on a War Footing

Watch the video here:

Posted by Ashish D’souza on Wednesday, June 15, 2016

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Written by Mandar Pandhare

Mandar is a commerce graduate turned journalist. His interest in writing and the constant quest to find answers got him to explore media and the web. When he is not writing stories, he is busy travelling or drooling over street food.

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