Kodagu: Two youths were made to travel 80 kilometres from Madikeri to Kodagu just so that they can clean up the garbage they had thrown on the highway while traveling.

While driving on the highway, the two litterers apparently threw out empty pizza boxes from their car.

Unfortunately for them, the boxes contained the bills, which also mentioned one of their phone numbers. This helped the police to find a link between the litter and the litterers.

Kodagu Tourism Association's General Secretary had posted the video of garbage thrown by the tourists on social media.

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Madetira Thimmaiah, General Secretary of Kodagu Tourism Association, was the one who spotted the pizza boxes by the side of the road. Just days earlier, he and other members of the Kadagadalu gram panchayat had conducted a clean-up drive in the area to restore its natural beauty.

“I decided to open up the packet and luckily found a bill which had the person’s phone number. I called up the person and requested him to return to the spot and pick up the waste,” he said while speaking to a new daily.

However, the person refused to do so since he had crossed Coorg already. The number was then shared with the local police and put on social media.

Several villagers also came forward and urged the police to take an action after they saw the video of the garbage on the social media. After receiving numerous calls, the youth who littered turned around and travelled 80 kilometres to come to pick up the boxes.