The following 2 photos were taken on a small beach on the wild, beautiful and largely uninhabited East Coast of the Musendam Peninsular during this trip. To be honest I dont think I’ve quite captured just how many bottles there were. It has highlighted to me the sheer scale of the problem caused by plastic bottles thrown away.
As you can see the highwater mark is just covered in hundreds of bottles.
What can be done?
Well I can do 2 things- a) highlight the problem to others and b) I’m going to do my best to not buy any more plastic bottles.
(b) is going to be quite hard. Here in the UAE its damn hot a lot of the time and this means I need to drink a lot of water. I spend a lot of time driving because of work and the standard 1.5l disposable water bottle at just a couple of dirhams is the easiest way to stay hydrated.
So I’m going to start using the drinking water supplied in the large recyclable containers and aim to keep my selection of water bottles filled and in the fridge ready to use.