Every Westerner who photographs Saudi Arabia mentions the trash in public places. Do Saudis think it is a problem, if not what do they say about it?
Poor foreign workers from 3rd world countries are brought in to clean the streets of KSA, so the attitude of most is that "someone else will come along and clean up after me." Obviously this way of thinking is not working here. I point out the problem all the time to my hubby when we are driving. He would rather ignore it. There is a group of young people called YIG who have tried organizing clean-ups of Jeddah. The garbage and abandoned vehicles continue to be a huge problem for the city.
This is so sad. I hope something will be done about it in the future. I have had a bad day yesterday. I found out through a follower of my blog that a woman in town was taking my posts and publishing them as her own on a facebook group page. I checked and she had taken hundreds of them and posted them and had been at it for almost two years. I see you have a copyright statement, does it help?
I'm so sorry about that, Judy! That has happened to me too. It's a huge problem. I don't know that the copyright statement helps, but it can't hurt. I'm thrilled when people actually ask for my permission first!
i am going to copy ur photos without ur permission hell with ur copy right I am judy
That kind of theft just blows my mind. Why would someone try to pass your lives off as theirs? Nothing better to do? Just strange.
Hi Amy - I guess some people just don't see it as stealing. It's disheartening.
So sad to see this. Driving down country roads in U.S. you can see where people have dumped their furniture, etc. So awful for environment.
In the early 90's garbage was not this big of a problem. Hiring cheaper laborers and not getting proper training is also an issue. The tcn's live in some deplorable conditions themselves and may not even recognize garbage as others do! Many other Arabic countries also hire tcn's but insist on sanitary conditions for their region. Ie Dubai is spotless. Jeddah has palaces, estates and yet the streets and may outside construction sites are filthy. Something must be done to motivate and inspire the younger generation to clean up their country/kingdom !
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