The Problem of Plastic Pollution in the UAE and Possible Solutions

Plastic pollution is a serious global issue. The United Nations Environment programme highlights that each day, “the equivalent of 2,000 garbage trucks full of plastic are dumped into the world’s oceans, rivers, and lakes”. Annually, this translates into some 19-23 million tons of plastic waste leaks into aquatic ecosystems and pollutes lakes, rivers and seas. According to data collected by Greenpeace, the MENA region has the world’s highest per capita plastic footprint. On average, “residents in MENA contribute more than 6 kg of plastic waste to the surrounding marine environment every year, as per World Bank report estimates, published in … Continue reading

4 Things You’ve Never Thought of That Can Help the Environment

Most people want to make the world a better place. There are tons of ways to do that – alternative energy sources, walking instead of driving, reducing water usage, and more. But what if you’re already doing those things and you still don’t think it’s enough? In that case, you’re in luck. We’ll be discussing four unique things that you can do in order to help the environment. Remember that by helping the environment you’re also creating a better life for yourself as well as future generations. So, if you’re up for the challenge, keep reading. 1. Re-evaluate your after-life … Continue reading

The Menace of Single-Use Plastic Bags

Single-use plastic bags are one of the most objectionable types of litter in urban areas. The sheer volume of plastic waste generated, coupled with energy and material resources required for production, as well as emissions resulting from these processes, paint a grim picture of the environmental havoc created by plastic bags. These single-use plastic bags are causing extensive negative effects to the environment because of how simply they can be used in one’s daily life. There are candy wrappers, takeout containers, and other packaging that should’ve otherwise been avoided. Single-use plastic bags are a huge threat to the environment as … Continue reading