Dubai launches ‘seperate at source’ waste plan
The initiative, called My City My Environment, will see over 3500 waste recycle bins provided to households in the emirate to encourage them to contribute to Dubai’s zero waste by 2030 goal.
A trial will target houses in Al Mizhar 1, Al Mizhar 2 and Nad Al Hamar before the municipality extends the initiative across other locations in Dubai.
Director of Dubai Municipality’s Waste Management Department, Abdul Majeed Abdul Aziz Saifaie explained that almost 70% of waste generated by each household in Dubai consists of plastic, glass and other recyclables. Encouragement to segregate at source would help the emirate achieve its zero waste to landfill goal much more quickly.
Imdaad, Averda and Dulsco have been appointed by the civic body to distribute the waste bins and collect waste directly from houses in the three areas.
UAE reforestation scheme begins
About 1,000 ghaf trees will be planted by children across the country in a scheme run by Dubai Municipality, Middle East hotel operator Accor and environmental portal Goumbook. The reforestation plan will be launched this month as part of the Plant for the Planet Campaign, which will support Goumbook’s Give a Ghaf Tree initiative. Simran […]
Finally Nespresso Launches a Recycling Program also in the Middle East
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Dubai launches first clean energy project
DUBAI // The emirate’s first clean energy project has been launched, using methane gas from a waste landfill site in Al Qusais to produce electricity and reduce the country’s carbon footprint. The project, between Green Energy Solutions and Sustainability (Gess) and Dubai Municipality, will pave the way for reducing the country’s CO² emissions and […]