Eating simple, small meals is key to a healthy Ramadan fast – and it can help the environment by minimising waste.
Family gatherings and iftar tents bring the unintended consequence of a rise in the amount of waste from households and food outlets. That rise in the capital was about 10 per cent, a representative of the Centre of Waste Management – Abu Dhabi said.
Authorities have requested extra sweeping and pest-control services around mosques and charity tents. And waste management companies have raised the number of rubbish collections and are asking people to be mindful of their consumption.