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Dubai eGovernment has recently signed an agreement with Tadweer Waste Treatments (Tadweer), a leading provider of comprehensive waste and environmental services in the UAE, for the segregation and processing of waste being generated by Dubai eGovernment. This move is part of the Department’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program under the theme “Together to protect the environment”.
In this regard, Dubai eGovernment has launched an internal initiative - placing two types of recycle bins within its premises, one for waste paper and the other for metal and plastics. As employees do their part by depositing waste in the right bin, the assigned division in Dubai eGovernment will collect the waste every week and send it to Tadweer.
To assess the effectiveness of the initiative over a period of time, Tadweer will be submitting a monthly report to Dubai eGovernment, indicating the waste quantities that have been recycled and processed for reuse.
Saeed Hussein Ahli, Director of Corporate Support Services, Dubai eGovernment, said: “Through this initiative, we look forward to raising greater employee awareness on environmental issues, as this should be a key evaluation criterion and prerequisite for both government and private sectors. The environmental component has become widely recognized and we are strongly committed to supporting the environmental policy adopted by our leaders in the UAE, while also creating a highly professional working atmosphere for our employees. This is in line with the Dubai Government Human Resources Management Law and will contribute to environmental protection and ultimately turn Dubai into a green community.”