Clean Up UAE campaign gathers 3 tonnes of waste in Umm Al Quwain
More than 350 volunteers covered 3km of area at Umm Al Quwain’s beaches, recovering 375kg of material for recycling
More than 350 people joined in to clear 3 tonnes of waste from Umm Al Quwain’s beaches on Day 2 of the 10-day Annual EEG Clean Up UAE campaign that is being held by the Ministry of Economy in association with the the various emirates’ municipalities.
According to the Emirates Environmental Group’s Twitter account, a total of 375kg of materials were recovered to be sent for recycling during this campaign, which was conducted at the Fisherman’s Beach in Umm Al Quwain.
Day 2 of Clean Up UAE event took place in the Emirate of Umm Al Quwain with 350 people who managed to clear 3 tons of waste from the beaches. A total of 375 kg of materials were also recovered to be sent for recycling! Thank you to all those who attended! #CleanUpUAE2019 #UAQ pic.twitter.com/qywpBauyHT— Emirates Environmental Group (@eegemirates) December 7, 2019
The volunteers covered an area of 3km, using cotton gloves, biodegradable plastic bags, and containers to collect waste, state news agency, Wam, reported.
Having kicked off in Sharjah on 5 December, the campaign will continue on 10 December in Ajman; 11 December in Fujairah; 14 December in Dubai; 15 December in Abu Dhabi; and 17 December in Ras Al Khaimah
Commenting on the campaign, chairperson of EEG, Habiba Al Mar’ashi, said, “This campaign was launched with an aim in mind, to unify the people, create awareness in the minds of the young and old, whilst advocating the importance of sustainable living. I am very happy that through this platform we are able to achieve this and grow it year after year.”
The fundamental message of the campaign is to bring people together to promote a sustainable environment for future generations.