Recycling Campaign at Dubai International Academic City Enters Second Phase

Published March 14th, 2010 - 07:09 GMT

Dubai International Academic City (DIAC), the dedicated higher education free zone and a member of TECOM Investments, today announced its recycling campaign has entered the second phase following the arrival of 200 recycled carton bins produced by paper collected from within the DIAC premises.

 

Every university campus and office located at DIAC will receive one set of three bins for the collection and segregation of paper, plastic and cans at source.

Eco-warriors from the house-keeping team of IDAMA, the facilities management company and TECOM’s business partner, have been mandated to dispose the recyclables in the bins set up at the Community Recycling Centre.

 

The initiative will substantially increase the quantity of recyclables collected and, in turn, help prevent the waste of potentially useful materials that would otherwise end up in landfill. DIAC is encouraging its staff and students to participate in the campaign through raising awareness on the importance of waste management.

 

Other green initiatives at DIAC include energy metering for various end users, de-lamping of offices, and reserving five per cent of the parking space for low-emitting, fuel efficient vehicles and hybrid cars.

 

Dubai International Academic City Phase-III complex has achieved the coveted status of the first and largest Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified academic facility in the Middle East.


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