EEG inks deal to resume glass recycling programme
Random Global and EEG have signed a deal that marks the recycling programme's return after work was reportedly halted in August due to factory contamination
The UAE's Emirates Environmental Group (EEG) announced its glass collection and recycling campaign is back after a gap of 10 months.
Local recycling factory Random Global in Dubai will support EEG through the campaign, with both organisations signing an agreement to cooperate on the project.
The programme is expected to reduce the amount of glass being dumped in landfills.
Last August, the campaign had to be suspended as the factory "was facing contamination issues raised as a result of mixing glass and ceramic material", WAM reported.
EEG, which launched the campaign in October 2005, has collected 2,248,572kg of glass bottles from around the UAE and sent them to be recycled.
The organisation is pooling "so much of its time and workforce" into the campaign since the advantages and benefits of recycling are "simply too many to ignore", the report added.
As part of the programme, EEG will accept different types of glass from around the UAE's sectors, such as corporate, hotels, academic institutions, and families.
These bottles will then be channelled to the factory for recycling.
Remarking on the agreement, Habiba Al Marashi, chairperson of EEG, said: "We are very happy with this agreement.
"As an environmental organisation we have always believed in sustainable environment practices and we are happy to sign this partnership deal with Random Global who shares a common interest in this area.
"This agreement is a major step in encouraging environmental-friendly practices within the UAE and we are proud to be the torch bearers of this community campaign," she added.