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National cleanliness campaign was successful — Environment Ministry

2. Trash
An undated photo of trash on the side of a street in Amman. (Photo: Twitter)
AMMAN — Secretary-General of the Ministry of Environment Mohammad Al-Khashashneh said that the national public cleanliness campaign, which was launched in late July, has been successful, according to Al-Ghad News.اضافة اعلان

Khashashneh said that more than 15,000 littering violations have been tracked against individuals and establishments and fines ranging between a minimum of JD50 and a maximum of JD1,000 were handed out.
... More than 15,000 littering violations have been tracked against individuals and establishments ...
Khashashneh stressed that littering poses a threat to human health and negatively impacts natural and animal health, and harms tourist destinations. He noted that the ministry in 2021 implemented one of key provisions of the law on waste management, which includes issuing fines to reduce the practice of discarding of waste in parks, gardens, and from car windows.

The Ministry of Environment stressed that preserving the environment and cleanliness is essential to attracting foreign tourists, in addition to raising awareness on illegal practices, which oftentimes lead to accidents, like fires.

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