Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) stated yesterday that its employees recycled 222,000 plastic containers and aluminum cans, since the installation of smart recycling machines in a number of the authority’s buildings in October 2022 until the end of April 2023, indicating that what was recycled was used to produce Over 11,600 shirts and other products sold through a local company using sustainable manufacturing solutions.
The authority stated in a statement that these machines are operated through the smart office application for employees, where the machine reads the QR code on the smart application, and the employee is awarded points for each recycling operation to enter the draw and win valuable monthly prizes.
The initiative supports the circular economy model and its applications in various sectors, which contributes to achieving economic growth while protecting the environment and encouraging sustainable practices by reusing resources, reducing waste and reducing emissions.
It also supports the Dubai Integrated Waste Management Strategy 2041-2021, which aims to encourage innovation in managing and converting waste into energy, and seeks to provide practical solutions to environmental challenges.
It is noteworthy that DEWA’s strategy for the circular economy constitutes a comprehensive framework for defining the authority’s directions towards expanding the scope of current applications and adopting international best practices in supporting the circular economy.