Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort recently participated in the annual global social action movement aimed at combating the global solid waste problem, entitled World Cleanup Day.
This year’s World Cleanup Day, held on September 19, saw 150 countries participate in litter cleanups and waste mapping activities in parks, forests, communities, and beaches.
Renowned for its commitments to sustainable hospitality and sentimental conservation, Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort’s team helped clear up an entire area of a nearby village, Sayq Village. With the amount of one-time plastic waste increasing at an alarming rate globally, the team set out to clean-up all litter and objects foreign to the natural fauna and flora of the mountain, all whilst maintaining social distancing and wearing personal protective equipment.
The cleanup drive was undertaken by 20 team members of the Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort, including acting general manager, Rami Farhat, and manager of people and culture, Shakir Al Fahadi. Fueled by the collective efforts of the hardworking team, the successful initiative resulted in an impressive 120 kg of waste cleared and appropriately disposed, leaving the Sayq village well sanitary.
Farhat said: “The goal of adopting this initiative is to promote the culture of cleaning our surrounding areas and preserving the appearance of our important landmarks. Our country, and the rest of the world, is already dealing with an existing plastic problem, but the use of disposable masks and gloves is creating a new kind of pollution. Whilst it is necessary to use these products for protection against COVID-19, it is also essential for individuals to dispose of this waste in an appropriate manner.”
Most companies conduct this drive annually, however, the team at Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort organise a monthly clean-up, setting a crucial example to both guests and to the rest of Omani residents. Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort also donated and installed public waste bins across the neighboring 400-year old villages of Al Aqr, Al Ain and Al Shareejah.