An estimated 1.2 billion pounds of plastic enter the oceans from the Ganges river—Ganga in Hindi—every year. It is one of the longest rivers in the world, home to urban communities of 120 million people.
It is also a river of spiritual significance. In Hindu mythology, the goddess Ganga represents the universal mother and protector. Mother Ganga is revered as a purifier—as are the flowing waters of her namesake river, Ganga.
This is where we begin work for our inaugural Renew Oceans project—Renew Ganga.