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DM removes 400,000 cigarette butts from beaches in 2017

by Nikhil Pereira on Jan 5, 2018


Volunteers at the beach cleanup activity.
Volunteers at the beach cleanup activity.

Dubai Municipality collected 400,000 cigarette butts from the emirate’s beaches in 2017 with help from volunteers.

An initiative by Dubai Municipality’s Waste Management Department called “An hour with cleaning worker” successfully attracted 2,242 volunteers.

Abdul Majeed Sifai, Director of Waste Management Department and Head of the Awareness Team in the field of Sustainable Waste Management at Dubai Municipality emphasised on the importance of creating and supporting such volunteering opportunities that are in line with the wise directives of the leadership.

“Through community participation in the initiative, we managed to collect nearly 400,000 cigarette butts during cleaning the beaches in 2017 in 1,100 working hours.

"The major participant in our campaign last year was “A Beach Cleanup Dubai” (ABCD) team, which participated in an organised manner in 17 beach cleanup activities were carried out, in addition to awareness sessions for beach goers,” he said.

Sifai said the volunteers represented 48 government and private bodies with a healthy turnout from local families. “This year (2017) we had more participation than previous years, which reflects in the increased number of organisations,” said Sifai.

He added that the initiative is a great opportunity for volunteering enthusiasts that eventually contributes to spreading a culture of social responsibility among the public.



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