2016 Edition of the Waste Free Environment Campaign a Huge Success in Qatar

The local community, downstream industries, schools and universities in Qatar recently united on Wakra Beach for the regional Waste Free Environment (WFE) cleanup campaign. As part of the initiative, over 1,000 students participated in sustainability workshops and competitions aimed at promoting best practices related to proper waste disposal.

The WFE campaign is an environmental awareness and anti-litter campaign launched by the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA). The annual campaign aims to tackle some of the challenges associated with plastic litter.

Al Wakra Beach was chosen because of its proximity to Mesaieed Industrial City. As evidence of the success of the campaign, the WFE witnessed a sharp rise in the number of volunteers, schools, universities, governmental agencies and supporting organisations that participated in the cleanup drive in Wakra Beach. All the participants expressed their strong commitment to preserve the environment and were mobilised towards one goal: shaping a sustainable future for our planet.