Guidehouse Europe Limited, Dubai, and Abu Dhabi offices were thrilled to team up with Azraq to take part in the World Cleanup Day on Sept. 21. Umm Sequeim Beach, Dubai is cleaned regularly by Dubai Municipality; however, there is a major issue with cigarette butts and microplastics at the beach. Because cigarette butts leach toxins like arsenic, lead, and nicotine into our waterways, collecting these from the beach was the volunteer team of four’s main focus. Last year Azraq collected around 10 kg of cigarette butts. Azraq specifically focuses on marine conservation awareness programs in the country as well as providing opportunities for individuals to assist in the conservation and protection of marine life.