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Annual AD beach cleanup concludes
November 11, 2017
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ABU DHABI: A major annual campaign which mobilised thousands of volunteers in a massive clean-up of the UAE’s beaches concluded in Abu Dhabi, with huge participation by volunteers and from different public and private organisations, including 120 divers, who helped clear the beaches and dive sites of marine debris.

Held under the slogan, “You Can Make a Difference”, Clean-Up Arabia 2017 led the clean-up efforts of multiple beaches and diving sites across the UAE, and engaged community members from all walks of life. The campaign is also held in other participating countries in the region.

A total of 3,000 volunteers representing different public and private organisations participated in the different stages of the campaign to clean the beaches and various diving sites in the UAE and participating countries.


The volunteer teams removed contaminated waste and collected and delivered it to the dedicated sites for recycling and manufacturing purposes.

Highlighting the campaign’s efforts in generating awareness and the importance of ensuring that the sea, beaches and surrounding areas are kept clean, Salem Al Rumaithi, Director-General of ADIMSC, said, “The cleanliness of the sea and the beaches contribute to the protection of the marine environment and its diversity in the region.”

“The negative impact of various types of waste on marine life may extend to humans later. Thus, everyone has the potential to make a real difference in protecting our surrounding environment,” he added.

The closing programme was organised on the shores of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi by the Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Club (ADIMSC) and the Emirates Diving Association (EDA) in collaboration with the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment.

Tadweer the Abu Dhabi-based waste management centre, was the strategic partner of this awareness event.


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