Time to enforce anti-litter laws
When is something going to be done about the disgusting amount of litter on the streets of Abu Dhabi?
My office is in the city centre and I am disgusted to see the amount and variety of waste that people just toss on the pavements with impunity. Many people seem to have a culture I call “freedom to litter”.
It might help if the authorities actually imposed the fines the law allows. The National ran a story in January headlined UAE inspectors threaten strict penalties for those caught littering. Where is the action?
I have seen many people littering but I have never seen any of them being penalised. While it would not be feasible to flood Abu Dhabi with “litter police”, it might be possible to give the Mawaqif inspectors an additional role to impose onthe-spot fines.
Let’s try to stamp out the scourge of littering and keep the streets of Abu Dhabi clean. Jeremy Weekes, Abu Dhabi