Amidst the weather conditions, Filipino communities are actively supporting and raising awareness about Qatar’s clean-up initiatives.
The Bayanihan ng Manggagawa sa Konstruksyon ng Qatar (BMKQ), Bantay at Kasangga ng OFW (BAK) Qatar Chapter, and other allied organizations collected around 110 kilos of trashes removed from the seaside during DEAP Qatar’s Beach Clean-up Campaign held on Friday, January 18, 2021 at Madinat Ash Shamal Beach, Freiha Archeological Site.
“In nearly 5 years of active campaigning, we have recorded 278 beach clean-up activities and will continue to work with the communities to educate them on the negative impact on the environment. Plastic waste is the most common type of ocean pollution all over the world, but Qatar has continued to fight against plastic pollution.” said Mr. Jose Saucedo of the Doha Environmental Actions Project (DEAP Qatar).
Mr. Saucedo thanked the volunteers for their tremendous and ongoing support to the recent beach clean-up activities.
Meanwhile, according to Ms. Meliza Ortiguerra – BMKQ President, and Mr. Eliseo Bermido – Chair of BMKQ’s Education & Training Committee, the BMKQ with allied community organizations will continue to support DEAP as it carries out its cleanup efforts as well as promoting members involvement.
Beach clean-up volunteers adhere to coronavirus (COVID-19) protocols other safety precautions such as wearing masks, maintaining social distance, wearing gloves and using tools, and disinfection of hands.
We encourage everyone to participate in this community-wide beach clean-up activity, as well as the environmental and climate change efforts. For more information, visit www.bmkq.me or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also follow DEAP social media pages at @deapqatar.