The Emirates Environmental Group (EEG) has successfully carried out the ‘Can Collection Campaign’ on November 11, 2022. Under the slogan ‘Let’s cancel Linear and activate Circular’, EEG allowed him to collect 11,987 kg of aluminum cans for recycling.
Mrs Habiba Al Marasi, Co-Founder and Chairman of Emirates Environmental Group, said: motion. Launched in 1997, the campaign was the first recycling initiative in the country. The campaign represents a symbol of unity in UAE society, regardless of age, background or status, and a collective effort to protect and protect the environment. The campaign aims to reduce landfill accumulation, conserve energy and promote a culture of reusing materials for new products. This message permeates through these programs of action, which remain an important aspect of sustainable development in the region. “
She added: After a successful recovery from a can collection drive, EEG has collected 23,253 kg of cans for her recycling in 2022. Therefore, we have achieved our target target for this year. Such victories were made possible only through collective efforts from different sections of society. I am very grateful that the people of the United Arab Emirates are ambitious and passionate about environmental sustainability. Only through such a collective effort can we truly improve environmental literacy, achieve a circular economy-driven society, and reach our net-zero goals. “
She also said that she will not let this news stop her and will continue her efforts.These efforts have been welcomed by all segments of society. Over the years, participants have come from government agencies, businesses, the hospitality industry, academic institutions, individuals, and families. Since the start of the campaign, EEG has successfully recovered 375,862 kg of her aluminum cans, saving 5,642 MTCO2e, saving 9,124 m3 of landfill space and saving 85,541 million BTU of energy.
Such campaigns are pivotal examples and part of the efforts needed to reach the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. A member of the UNGC, GPML and accredited by UNEP and UNCCD, EEG has taken a very leading role nationally and regionally for others to follow. The can collection campaign is focused on SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities, SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production, SDG 13: Climate Action, SDG 14: Life Under Water, SDG 15: Life on Land, and Goal 17: Partnerships for Goals.
Mrs Habiba said: EEG would like to thank the Dubai Municipality and her RAK Ceramics for providing venue support, and the Economic and Tourism Board and the Dubai Sustainable Tourism Board for helping spread the message. Abela & Co, McDonald’s UAE, Bright Environment, ISS relocations and Tristar provided logistical support, Gulf News joined as media partner and Climate Control & Al Murad Group, and Radio 4 joined as her partner in media support. campaign. Additionally, EEG is pleased to have Lucky Recycling support the campaign as a recycling partner. “
Mrs. Habiba concluded by stating: Negative effects of climate change. “
About Emirates Environmental Group
Emirates Environmental Group (EEG)(is a professional working group established in 1991. We are committed to protecting the environment through education, action programs and community involvement. EEG is actively encouraged and supported by relevant local and federal agencies. It is the world’s first ISO 14001 certified environmental NGO and the only organization in the UAE to be accredited by the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). EEG is part of the United Nations Global Compact, Global Urban Development (GUD), the One Planet Network under the Sustainable Food Systems (SFS) Program, the Sustainable Food Systems (SFS) Program Multi-Stakeholder Advisory Committee (MAC), and Member of the Global Partnership. About Marine Litter (GPML).For more information, please email: email@example.com; Phone: 04-3448622; Fax: 04-3448677 or visit our bilingual website www.eeg-uae.org. Follow us on FB. Twitter & Instagram: @eegemirates