Vol­un­teers col­lect 2T trash in 2 hrs

Khaleej Times - - NATION - Staff Re­porter re­[email protected]­j­times.com

shar­jah — Over two tonnes of trash were cleaned up in two hours as 750 vol­un­teers got to­gether in Shar­jah’s Mleiha for the first leg of an en­vi­ron­men­tal cam­paign. The clean-up marked the be­gin­ning of the 17th cy­cle of the 10-day an­nual en­vi­ron­men­tal cam­paign ‘Clean-Up UAE’ or­gan­ised by the Emi­rates En­vi­ron­men­tal Group (EEG).

Habiba Al Mar’ashi, chair­per­son of the EEG, said: “The desert

en­vi­ron­ment has taught us to be pa­tient until the land blos­soms, be­stow­ing its boun­ties on us. Thus, we have to be sin­cere in sup­port­ing our odyssey of devel­op­ment and pro­gres­sion to achieve the as­pi­ra­tions of our peo­ple.

“Year af­ter year, the Clean-Up UAE cam­paign has seen ded­i­cated par­tic­i­pa­tion from or­gan­i­sa­tions, gov­ern­ments, academia, stu­dents, fam­i­lies and in­di­vid­u­als. The con­ti­nu­ity of the cam­paign for the last 17 years is solely due to the dili­gence and whole­hearted par­tic­i­pa­tion of ev­ery in­di­vid­ual.”

The cam­paign will con­tinue till De­cem­ber 17.

Some 750 res­i­dents clean up Shar­jah’s Mleiha on the first day of a na­tion­wide en­vi­ron­men­tal drive.

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