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The collaboration between Emirates General Petroleum Corporation "Emarat" and Emirates Environmental Working Group resulted in collecting and recycling around 22 tons of paper wastes from Emarat's service stations in Dubai and the Northern Emirates.
Dr. Rahma bin Mohamed Al Shamsi, Retail Sales Manager at Emarat, expressed his gratitude and appreciation for the continuous cooperation between the Corporation and Emirates Environmental Working Group, aiming to dispose of paper wastes in a healthy and sound way instead of burning such wastes or burying them, which can increase the pollution and further damage the environment.
He also said that recycling paper wastes had become in recent years one of the most important issues in regional and international communities, due to its certain results in preserving the resources and protecting the environment.
Dr. Al Shamsi further added that environmental issues and wastes treatment are prioritized issues at Emarat. The Corporation had always been committed to health and environmental causes, and seeks to increase awareness regarding the dangers of pollution and the importance of preserving the environment and its resources. Such an initiative can contribute in preserving the UAE's environment, especially that these issues are key factors in Emarat's strategy.
Dr. Al Shamsi also said that launching this initiative carries an awareness message to all the members of our community highlighting the importance of environmental issues in particular, and recycling in general, which should be incorporated in the daily activities aiming for sustainable development.
Mrs. Habiba Al Marashi, the chairperson of Emirates Environmental Working Group who is also a member of the UN's International Convention, praised Emarat's initiative, saying "we applaud Emarat's commitment to the environment which is evident through its adoption of recycling. Emarat also encourages its employees to take the required measure to protect the environment. I strongly encourage all the UAE's companies and institutions to seek change and commit to their responsibilities toward the environment and the society through such effective programs."