DM campaign collects 350,000 cigarette butts
The cigarette butts were collected from the Umm Suqeim and Mamzar beaches by 160 participants of Dubai Municipality's campaign
A campaign recently conducted by Dubai Municipality (DM) drove the collection of 350,000 cigarette butts by 160 volunteers from the city's Umm Suqeim and Mamzar beaches.
DM's waste management department led the 'An Hour with a Cleaning Worker' campaign, which attracted 1,300 volunteers from 25 entities across the city.
Consequently, 1,300 hours worth of work was carried out at the beaches.
Outlining the operation, Eng Abdul Majeed Sifai, director of DM's waste management department, said: "This initiative is witnessing an increasing demand year after year, and this year the participation rose to 1,300 volunteers representing 25 entities from all segments of the society, whether they are students or workers or employees or families. Volunteering is a civilized act that reflects the progress of people.
"As a result of the initiative, we were able to get 1,300 hours of work that helped to undertake cleaning operations such as removing cigarette butts on beaches, random posters in commercial areas and the waste on shores.
"We are always keen to bring out all voluntary participations with the best image as we provide all the work requirements for volunteers and their efforts are documented in the Municipality approved social networking channels and newspapers."