Litter spoils family outings

Corniche a hand full when it comes to litter

  • It is a common site to find trash on the Mamzar Corniche because people fail to pick up after themselves.Image Credit:
  • Aravind KumarNo civic sensePlastic bottles, cups and bags is just some of the trash strewn by picnickers aroImage Credit:
  • People don't realise that spitting is considered a type of littering, punishable by a fine. Spitting of beImage Credit:
  • Cigarettes are a common type of litter that people carelessly toss on the ground at Mamzar Corniche.Image Credit:
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Mamzar Corniche attracts a lot of visitors, especially families since it has its very own jogging track, as well as ample space and facilities for families to picnic, barbecue and participate in other beach-related activities.

Due to this, there is a very large influx of people at any given time and has resulted the Corniche being strewn with waste, as some people do not follow civic practices.

We can still see empty plastic bottles and food all around, despite the fact that there is garbage bins conveniently placed for public use everywhere.

The municipality cleaners have their hands full every day, cleaning the Corniche and its surrounding areas.

I believe that the only way to put an end to this menace is by fining those people responsible for littering. A huge fine will go a long way in deterring them from repeating this bad habit.

The reader is based in Dubai.