Kuwaiti volunteers clean beaches amid COVID-19 pandemic to help protect marine life.
Kuwait , Kuwait
15 July 2020, 12:00 AM
31 July 2020, 12:00 AM
While Kuwait has eased the coronavirus restrictions, some people who enjoyed the beauty of beaches forgot to take away their trash.
With more gloves, masks, and plastic bottles being thrown away at the seaside, even into the sea, many voluntary groups started to clean Kuwaiti beaches, warning that the waste is posing a huge threat to the marine life.
An voluntary group launched a campaign “Living clean in Kuwait” to ask the community to make Kuwait clean.
This four-member team was founded during the coronavirus crisis as the numbers of visitors increased at beaches and the amount of litter increased as well.
Each person of the team is in charge of an area, where they clean four different beaches three times a week to collect as much trash as they can.
Meanwhile, Fahad Hamawe, a 26-year-old Syrian engineer, started last month to clean up beaches by himself until three strangers joined him recently. He said that he wanted to raise public awareness of environmental protection by showing people the amount of garbage that were thrown up daily.
“I am Syrian but was born and raised in Kuwait, where my whole life was in this country,” he added.