Recycling initiative a success in Dubai
Participants in the Dubai Municipality waste initiative honoured
Owners of winning houses under the 'My City...My Environment' initiative have been honoured by the Dubai Municipality.
On behalf of Eng. Hussain Nasser Lootah, director general of Dubai Municipality , Eng. Abdul Majeed Saifaie, director of waste management department honoured the homeowners who had done the most to recycle by segregating waste within their homes.
The initiative was introduced by the municipality in February 2012.
Eng Saifie said: "The idea of segregating waste from source was applied in three areas, which are Nad Al Hamr, Mazhar 1 and Mazhar 2 on an experimental basis. According to the plan, the partner companies distributed two waste bins to 3,700 houses in the selected areas - one green box designated for collecting recyclable items and the other one for organic items.
"We selected five houses from each area - considering their best practice and co-operation with the waste management department to implement the concept of segregating waste from the source," he added.
The civic body also honoured housemaids of the winning houses, who understood the idea and implemented it in line with instructions given by officials.
"Apart from the winners, we appreciate all house owners and their housemaids who co-operated with the initiative and helped to make it a successful experience in all three areas."
Saifaie said he hoped the success of the experiement will spur recycling practices in the emirate.