DM’s waste management programme benefits 10,000 students
Municipality looking to foster a responsible culture from the community and its members
Nearly 10,000 students benefitted from awareness programmes on sustainable waste management organised by the Waste Management Department of Dubai Municipality during the last academic year.
Eng. Abdulmajeed Sifaie, director of Waste Management Department and head of the awareness team on Sustainable Waste Management in Dubai Municipality, said the municipality is keen to promote the message to create awareness among all categories of the public, in addition to embarking on initiatives and events for the academic year 2017-18.
The Waste Management Department organised a total of 43 activities in government and private schools last year, which included lectures and workshops to raise awareness about the importance of recycling, sorting and minimising of waste, in addition to focusing on electronic awareness and organising competitions about the importance of waste reduction and segregation from source.
A number of voluntary community initiatives were also organised that allowed the public to participate continuously throughout the year without being restricted to a specific campaign or event.
Sifaie stressed that one of the notable community initiatives that targeted students, public and staff of government and private institutions was “An Hour with the Cleaning Worker.”
“This program, participated by more than 700 students, was organised to raise awareness on the importance of public cleanliness through the allocation of an hour from the public to carry out tasks of a Dubai Municipality cleaning worker, which fosters the social responsibility of the participants towards the city and increase their sense of importance on cleanliness.”