In a span of 2 days, two articles appeared in local newspapers covering topics I have covered in my blog. Well actually, they are topics my friend S. covered in the monthly newsletter she sends out.
First, the water conservation issue in yesterday's 7Days, which I discussed here. DEWA, in association with the Body Shop, has launched an awareness campaign to decrease the consumption of water. Apparently water consumption is highest in labourer camps (with 700 litres a day per person). This is all good, but, as an astute reader mentions in today's 7Days, when was the last time you saw a labourer at the Body Shop?
Then, the plastic waste issue in today's Emirates Today, which I had discussed in this post. This is killing hundreds of animals every year: they ingest plastic bags and other plastic items discarded by careless individuals, which ends up causing suffocation or starvation.
It's good to see these issues are finally getting some exposure. The UAE is a long way from being an environmentally-friendly country, and we really must start doing something about this.