Thursday, September 07, 2017

Meydan desert clean-up effort preserves Dubai wilds

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My Arena, My Environment campaign cleans desert after endurance horse racing

Published: 16:10 September 6, 2017 Gulf News
Staff Report

Dubai: A “leave-no-footprints” eco venture is making a real difference by cleaning and recycling all waste left behind during endurance horse racing in the sandy barrens of Dubai.

Meydan Group confirmed on Wednesday that its training programme for stable grooms and staff involved in endurance racing is meeting its target to ensure an undisturbed desert remains after races.

Wastes like plastic bottles, and caps left behind after every endurance event are collected both at the Dubai International Endurance City and along the endurance racing track in the desert which is home to several species.
“The aim is to preserve the desert and its wildlife by cleaning up and recycling wastes produced during endurance rides,” the company said in a statement...

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