Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 21 August 2019

Single-use plastic should be banned all around the world

Our readers have their say about Yuvraj Singh, exams, single-use plastic, and Yemen

Dubai airport banned signle-use plastic. Courtesy Plastic Whale
Dubai airport banned signle-use plastic. Courtesy Plastic Whale

I write to you in reference to your editorial Is Dubai airport ban the last straw for single-use plastic? (June 12).

I was really excited to read about this new ban on

single-use plastic at Dubai airport. This should inspire a nationwide – or better yet, a worldwide – ban on plastic.

Tanya Milbourne, Dubai

We need to raise awareness about this issue, and extend the ban to non-recyclable cigarette butts, which are increasingly polluting our sea shores.

Darren Banner, Abu Dhabi

Yuvraj Singh and Cricket World Cup excitement

I write to you in reference to Kumar Shyam’s article Yuvraj Singh retires a Cricket World Cup hero – but did he fulfill all his father’s wishes? (June 11).

This analysis was a very enlightening read. Veteran cricketer Yuvraj Singh announced that he will be retiring from international cricket and this was truly shocking news to cricket fans across the globe.

He spent 17 years making glorious innings that no one could replicate or forget. I am also reminded of the time the international cricket legend scored six sixes in one go, back in 2011. The decision is his own to take, of course, but ­international cricket will be losing one of its best players when he retires.

K Ragavan, Bengaluru

I write to you in reference to an episode of The Cricket Pod titled Can Pakistan finally beat India in the World Cup? (June 11). May the best team win. I believe that both teams have truly great players and the crowds they gather are always incredible.

Melanie Rose, Dubai

Exams do not give students all skills needed in the future

I write to you in reference to Anam Rizvi’s article Some Dubai schools mull a future without exams (June 11).

This is much better than our traditional education system.

Prioritising group projects, and extracurricular activities will help students develop their analytical skills and find out what they want to do with their lives. I also think it is important for students to develop practical know-how to be able to thrive in adult life.

Imran Mohammad, Dubai

It seems Netflix has an edge over Amazon Prime

I write to you in reference to your article Amazon Prime Video vs Netflix vs Starz Play: which streaming service is best in the UAE? (June 11).

I have access to both services and I believe Netflix has more movies and series that I like to watch. Also, it seems that everything I want to watch on Amazon Prime Video will cost me extra money.

Bill Tschetter, Abu Dhabi

International efforts are vital to stop Yemen conflict

I refer to your article Yemen: quarter of a million civilians displaced since Sweden peace deal (June 12). A grim future awaits Yemen unless a sincere international effort can stop it.

Name withheld by request

Updated: June 12, 2019 05:58 PM

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