KUWAIT CITY (Dispatches) – Kuwait has launched a mass campaign to mark the World Cleanup Day by promoting the culture of cleaning the environment in the Kuwaiti society.
The cleanup campaign at the beach in Jahra Governorate, which attracted more than 5,000 participants, is the first of its kind in Kuwait on the occasion of World Cleanup Day, and will enhance Kuwait’s environmental position internationally, according to the organizer Sheikha Intisar Salem Al-Ali Al-Sabah, chief of Alnowair, a non-profit initiative dedicated to promoting a positive attitude in Kuwait.
"There are many plastic materials thrown around the area. Unfortunately because of the salinity of the soil and the high temperature these materials began to decompose,” noted Samira Omar, director-general of Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, during the campaign.
In Oman also, a large amount of plastic bags, bottles, caps, and fishnets was removed during a random beach cleaning campaign that falls on the third Saturday of September every year.
Huge quantities of PPE waste, surgical face masks, coveralls, gloves, plastic bottles, cutlery, cups, furniture waste, carpets, tires, etc. were removed from the beaches during the campaign.
"Weekenders, please maintain our beaches clean and remember they are not your trash bins,” said Ammujam Raveendran, an active beach cleanup campaigner who is part of the ‘Save Oman Beaches’.