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TSP waste management – Gokarna 2018

The waste management practices of Tourism Service Providers (TSP) on the seashore remain, year after year, perfectly ecocidal.

Their preferred system is the open burning of all waste, creating a long hours persistent smoke on their area, either at early morning or late evening.

The alternate system is the burying of all waste on the shoreline, either on a pit or on bags:

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Their Union (unfortunately not representative of the whole operators, only 20%) is making an effort to slowly change this pattern but needs further guidance from Gram Panchayat and support from Tourism Department. What is not happening at all.

The Union has organised a partial clean up of a given stretch of the seashore

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But after it lots of waste remained, and will remain

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After the clean up the seashore was for some days a burning place

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