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Why we should never ever throw anything in the desert

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Sorry for this photos but it’s something that all off-roaders (and passengers) should see and always keep in mind. Never ever throw plastics or anything.



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Very well said @Emmanuel

We should not throw anything in the desert or in any offroad area, as it's a living habitat for thousands of species. Any piece of plastic, glass, metal, cardboard, coal will eventually kill these species when they eat it.

Many offroaders and visitors are unaware of this fact and think that the desert is a landfill area, so humbly explain those uneducated people and help save thousands of lives.


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A picture speaks a thousand words. Thanks for sharing. @Gaurav bhai and I have been witness to a camel struggling to breath because it swollen plastic. We were helplessly watching the camel take its last breath in pain.

It is our duty to educate people regarding keeping the desert clean.

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It’s not just the desert. Dropping your trash anywhere is a shitty thing to do. 

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Not taking care of your trash is always bad where ever you are.


But on a positive note UAE is taking after Sweden and starting a trash plant to generate electricity.

This means trash will become money and we all now money rules so changes will come.


Sweden is today the only country in the world who import garbage and gets payed for it. :D  

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