Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 22 September 2020

It is high time everyone prioritises recycling and makes a habit of it

Our readers have their say on the virtues of recycling, the nuisance that is mosquito bites, inspiration to start a business and villas that cost a small fortune

A public recycling station in the Abu Dhabi district of Khalidiya. Environment chiefs want to cut the amount of rubbish sent to landfill from about 70 per cent at present to 15 per cent by 2030. Victor Besa / The National 
A public recycling station in the Abu Dhabi district of Khalidiya. Environment chiefs want to cut the amount of rubbish sent to landfill from about 70 per cent at present to 15 per cent by 2030. Victor Besa / The National 

With reference to The National’s editorial Recycling is no longer optional, but necessary (January 28): It was a treat to read an article that so elaborately highlighted the concept of waste management. People must learn the importance of this.

K Ragavan, Benguluru

Where there is rain there is likely to be the bother of mosquito bites

With regards to Gillian Duncan’s report UAE residents being ‘eaten alive’ by surge in mosquitoes (January 27): we have them on Yas. I believe it’s from lack of drainage on the sidewalk areas and broken watering hoses that create puddles.

Gus Kosta Bougadis, Abu Dhabi

In the Raha/Bandar areas, there are way more than I’ve ever seen. Went for a night walk and had to run home. I’m even afraid to keep windows open past sunset now.

Gianmaria Vidale, Abu Dhabi

In Al Qusais, my son had an allergy because of this and we thought it was something he ate.

Farasha Jabbar, Dubai

Tiger balm is quite effective to keep them away. Also good to put on insect bites in general to make them heal quicker. Don’t know if there’s scientific proof for it, just according to personal experience.

Ingemar Fredriksson, Stockholm

The stories in this paper turned a reader into an entrepreneur

Being an avid reader of news from the business and fashion industries, articles about local business in The National inspired me. Asmaa Al Hameli’s piece My UAE: the abaya couture of Fatima Al Mosa and her shop, Folak (July 3, 2014) encouraged me to start a business on my own and become a local designer who plays a role in global fashion.

Shaden Abushairah, Dubai

Italy’s left has held on to its turf despite the best efforts of rivals

With reference to the report Italy’s Salvini fails in bid to seize left’s northern stronghold (January 27): Italy voted for right-wing parties by a large majority but finds itself ruled by the left without going through national elections for the fourth time in 10 years. It is a sick system ruled by a left-wing president.

Alex Pelli, Kuwait City

A mansion with pool or not, there is no accounting for taste

With reference to Ian Oxborrow’s report This Dh95 million Emirates Hills villa in Dubai comes with a steam room, grand piano and golf club views (January 27): for Dh95 mn it better come with the fountain of youth.

Nicole Kelly, Dubai

Updated: January 28, 2020 07:46 PM

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