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Messaid: Camping on a bed of garbage

Messaid: Camping on a bed of garbage

Last Friday, long-time Doha resident Tracy Glenn went camping near sealine, at the foot of the dunes. She came back with some stunning images. “Our next generation will be camping on a bed of garbage,” says Glenn.

“This beautiful sandy paradise is full of rubbish that has been tossed away and left along with pots and pans, eating utensils, empty cans, crumpled papers and cigarette packages. The litter of a 1001 Arabian nights of camping fun is strewn in every direction.”

Someone’s desert camping experience abandoned and left for everyone else to see. And to clean up.

Camping Tip: Make sure everything you bring to the camp, you take back. Except for what you’ve consumed.

Camping Tip: Make sure everything you bring to the camp, you take back. Except for what you’ve consumed.

It takes 700 years before plastic bottles start to decompose, and can take up to 1000 years to fully decompose. Along with this you find rusted pieces of metal that can even fatally injure campers.

Camping Tip: Before you leave the camp, look around and ask yourself:  “If I were looking for a camping spot, would this place be clean enough?” If the answer is no, don’t leave till you’ve made it worthy of your presence.

Camping Tip: Before you leave the camp, look around and ask yourself: “If I were looking for a camping spot, would this place be clean enough?” If the answer is no, don’t leave till you’ve made it worthy of your presence.

At first glance it looks like seaweed but it is actually a black garbage bag

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Camping Tip: Good idea to bring a garbage bag to collect the rubbish you accumulate while camping. Bad idea to leave it behind.

Debris spills like tears down the dunes.

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Camping Tip: There are different ways in which you can enjoy the dunes. Run up, slide down, roll around. But throwing your rubbish down the dunes is not on the list.

So scenically placed, it could well be a cigarette advertisement.

Camping Tip:  Ok, we won’t lecture you on the state of your lungs. But it’s just a tiny box, may we suggest that you keep it with you in your vehicle till you find a trash bin to throw it in.

Camping Tip: Don’t trash the dunes!

What ideas do you have to dissuade people from trashing our beaches and dunes? What do you do when you see someone litter?

 

Tracy Glenn is a Canadian expat who has called Qatar home for the last six years.

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