Sick­ened by lit­ter­bugs and their left­over chicken bones

7 Days in Dubai - - COMMUNITY -

One of my favourite things to do at a week­end is pack a pic­nic for my­self, my hus­band and my small daugh­ter and head to the beach, mak­ing sure to pick up and throw any rub­bish in the bin be­fore we leave. Al Mamzar beach has been a favourite of ours for a while but I am be­gin­ning to won­der if we will keep go­ing there. I don’t know why, but lately we have no­ticed a big in­crease in the amount of rub­bish dropped there, hun­dreds of cig­a­rette ends, plas­tic bot­tles, and even chicken bones from peo­ple’s take­away din­ners. It re­ally is quite dis­gust­ing, and of­ten just a few feet from lit­ter bins. The same thing hap­pens in my lo­cal park too. I see young­sters fin­ish a drink then sim­ply drop the bot­tle on the floor and walk away. Do peo­ple not re­alise that they are ru­in­ing these open spaces for oth­ers with their self­ish be­hav­iour? Do they think, per­haps that their dis­gust­ing trash will sim­ply dis­ap­pear or be car­ried away by fairies?

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