Sixty locations across the
Kingdom will be cleaned up next week in a one-day national campaign to remove
litter, a government official announced on Thursday.
government agencies will participate in the clean-up campaign, with the aim of
creating better awareness and a greater sense of responsibility among people
regarding the need to stop littering, the official said.
Ministry of Environment is organising the event on April 8, in cooperation with
the Greater Amman Municipality and the ministries of interior, municipal
affairs, health, public works and housing, tourism and antiquities, and
agriculture and education, according to the environment ministry’s spokesperson
national campaign will target all of the governorates; parks, main streets,
touristic sites, forests, and nature reserves will be cleaned on that day,”
Shboul told The Jordan Times.
initiative is called “our environment is our life”, he said, noting that the
ministry seeks to encourage public participation in the upcoming event.
national clean-up day aims to highlight the importance of protecting the
environment and leaving picnicking and tourists’ sites free from litter,” the
ministry launched a similar campaign in August last year, when municipalities,
civil societies and schools participated in cleaning up public areas and
raising environmental awareness.
are a major attraction for visitors during summer, particularly on weekends,
which results in rubbish piling up at the sites and occasional fires starting
due to improper and negligent use of barbeques, according to the Ministry of