There is no doubt that Oman is home to a large variety of beaches. With so much choice, it can be overwhelming for tourists to choose a particular destination, there is, however, a much more pressing problem facing the coasts of Oman, pollution. The beaches in Muscat being the most affected.
Keeping our beaches clean not only essential for the ecosystem of Oman, but also for the general appearance of our coastal areas. In this article, you will find some useful tips to help keep the beaches of Oman clean and pristine.
Avoid Bringing any plastic to the beach
The first thing to consider when heading down to the beach is what kind of things to bring with you. Try and avoid plastic bags, and make sure that you dispose of soda plastic rings, as well as any plastic material you bring with you, as this can be very harmful.
Prioritize cleaning the most dangerous trash
We know that the idea of being able to clean up every single item that people have thrown away at the beach is a nigh impossible task, however every little helps! You can contribute by picking up and safely disposing of the trash that is most harmful to the environment. Plastic bottles are high up on the list, as well as any plastic bag, as these items are a serious hazard to marine life.
Dispose of your cigarettes!
The cigarette butt is one of the most common, yet most damaging pollutants that is left on the beaches of Oman. There are usually more than a few smokers in most groups of people, so if you or anyone else is smoking, fill a small bowl with sand, and use that as an ashtray! You can then safely and easily dispose of all of them.
Play the can collection game
You can play a game with your friends or family to see who can collect the most cans while you’re at the beach. This is a great way to get children involved and teach them about this responsibility, but make sure you make it understood that they should not touch any sharp objects, and to do it safely.
Being reusable water bottles with you
Why bring disposable water bottles to the beach? It might seem more convenient to you to leave the trash there and come back home without having to carry anything, but the beaches are quickly polluted due to this way of thinking. Carrying a few reusable water bottles back home is not going to be much of an inconvenience.
Join eTech for Cleaning Beaches in Oman
Did you know that you can join our eTech teams in cleaning the beaches in Oman? We run events in order to do so every few weeks. Feel free to contact us here if you would like to join us!