This initiative will continue until the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

In a new initiative, the public can go to the Emirates Cooperative Society in Al Tawar 3 to hand over recyclable materials and receive coupons to be replaced with foodstuffs.

Dubai Municipality’s Waste Management Department has launched a community initiative called “Recover the value of your waste” to raise awareness about the importance of waste minimization through proper sorting of recyclable materials.

This phase is important because it reduces pollution, conserves resources and diverts the bulk of waste from landfill.

This initiative will continue until the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

Eng. Talib Julfar, Assistant Director General of Dubai Municipality for Environment and Public Health Services Sector, launched the initiative at the Emirates Cooperative Society premises in the presence of Eng. Abdulmajeed Sifai, Director of Waste Management Department and a number of employees and officials of the Department and those interested in the environmental issues.

“The aim of this initiative is to establish a culture of sorting the waste from its source and classifying it as per its value and enhancing the level of environmental awareness among the public, especially the visitors to the shopping malls and markets,” said Julfar.

He added that the initiative activates the community participation in line with the Year of Giving and the month of Ramadan, as this culture carries a meaning that helps personality development, especially with the participation of a number of private sector companies such as Emirates Cooperative Society, Alpha Emirates and Al Ghurair Foods to volunteer to contribute to this initiative.

Source: Khalej Times

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