Emirates Environmental Group collects 21,000 tonnes of recyclable waste
EEGs efforts have contributed to mitigating 73,393 metric tonnes of carbon dioxide, maintaining 110,662 cubic metres of landfill area and protecting 333,322 trees
Emirates Environmental Group (EEG) has collected 21,000 tonnes of waste for recycling since its establishment in 1997, Habiba Al Maraashi, head of EEG said in a press statement.
Over the years thanks to the participation of some 2,000 schools and around 500 companies, the group has managed to collect over 17 million kgs of paper, 300,000 kgs of aluminium cans, one million kgs plastic, 2.5 million kgs of glass, over 100,000 pieces of printer ink cartridges and over 50,000 mobile phones, WAM reported.
In a speech during the group’s 22nd annual ceremony, which was held in the Knowledge Complex in Dubai, under the patronage of Sheikh Salem bin Sultan bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Chairman of the Civil Aviation Department of Ras Al Khaimah and Honorary Member of the Group, Al Maraashi stated that the ceremony was organised this year under the slogan, "Combatting Air Pollution," in line with its vision and mission.
The group’s efforts have contributed to mitigating 73,393 metric tonnes of carbon dioxide, maintaining 110,662 cubic metres of landfill area and protecting 333,322 trees, in cooperation with the Varnak Company, she added.
During the carbon-neutral ceremony, the winners of the group’s material collection campaigns were divided into the categories of "Companies," "Academic Institutions" and "Individuals/Families."