The Hajj has an enormous environmental footprint. During Hajj, huge quantities of wastes are generated which needs to be appropriately collected, handled and managed. Other impacts are of water use and wastewater generation and treatment, transporting vehicles causing terrible air pollution damaging the health of the pilgrims, littering causing choking of public infrastructures, plastic bottles, used diapers, food packaging etc. are an eyesore.
We need to understand that respective authorities plan, spend and provide facilities to match with the huge number of Haj pilgrims, but the irresponsible attitude of many people jeopardize the environmental resources.