EEG collects 4,000kg of cans

Organisation has set a target of 28,000kg for 2018

Staff Report
17:08 February 22, 2018

Dubai: Emirates Environmental Group (EEG) has rallied the nation for its 22nd cycle of the Can Collection Day bringing together more than 115 entities from across the emirates to participate in the event. The combined effort of various hotels, families, academic institutions and corporations collected 4,000kg of aluminium cans for recycling.

The campaign has grown due to the growing awareness of recycling practices, its importance and the dedication of the residents. Till date this year, EEG has managed to collect 4,562kg of aluminium cans for recycling which forms 16.3 per cent of the target of 28,000kg set for 2018. The collection resulted in the mitigation of 60 MTCO2E, saving 97 m3 of landfill space and saving 910 million BTU of energy, according to EEG.