CWM & Dulsco join hands with Abu Dhabi students
Centre of Waste Management, Dulsco and students hold recycling drive
Students from Abu Dhabi's Cambridge High School joined hands with the Centre of Waste Management - Abu Dhabi (CWN) and Dulsco Waste Management Services as part of the latter's Recycle To Regain (R2R) initiative.
The students collected more than 1,010 kg of recyclable paper and plastic. The amount of the recyclable material collected by the students is equivalent to saving 19 trees or 7,639 gallons of water
Through interactive events such as awareness sessions and posters, the students also learned about segregating the recyclable material at source and how to avoid contamination.
Engineer Hani Hossni, strategy and business development director at the CWM, pointed out that through such initiatives, the organisation was keen to increase awareness on environment protection and reducing the pressure on landfills by segregating waste at source.
"The most effective way to spread the environment message is through students, who in turn educate their parents about the best practices in recycling. Our engagement with the young minds through such initiatives ensures that the future generations can be well aware of their environmental responsibility," said Hossni.
Peter Lugg, principal of The Cambridge High School, said: "We want the younger generation to grow up with a real love of the environment and are confident that the drive will play a useful part in that process."
The material collected during the campaign will be taken by waste management firm Dulsco to authorised recycling centres where they will be recycled into useful environment-friendly products. In the next few months, Dulsco plans to expand the campaign to include many more schools in the region.
Indranil Dutta, general manager of Dulsco Abu Dhabi, said, "The R2R initiative was developed to involve all sections of society and it is encouraging to see children, more than adults, mobilising themselves for this important campaign."