I was reading up about FIFA World Cup recently when an article caught my attention. It was about Japan fans in Qatar cleaning after themselves after each match, inspiring Moroccans to do the same.
We all know littering has always been an issue in the country. The aftermath of every public event is a bed of trash.
Despite the authorities’ best effort to nip the problem in the bud by placing rubbish bins in popular zones, the situation has not improved much.
Perhaps what we need is to learn from the Japanese education system. Since young, the Japanese are taught to clean after themselves in school. Teachers are there to supervise them while they sweep the floor and empty the rubbish bin. As a result, it has become second nature to them to not litter or leave trash behind, as evident during World Cup matches.