Emirates Environmental Group (EEG) rallied the nation for the 25th cycle of the Can Collection Day on the 25th of February, 2021. The Day brought together more than 200+ entities from across the UAE to participate in the event. The combined effort of various hotels, families, academic institutions and corporations reeled in more than 1,500 kg of Aluminium Cans for recycling which forms 7% of the set target for 2021, which is of 20,000 kg.
Can Collection Drive
The Can Collection Drive is one of the earliest programmes launched by EEG and it unites all sectors of the society at a national level on some important issues – sustainability, circular economy, energy conservation and protecting our resources. Governments, schools, corporations and families across the UAE will get a unique opportunity to be part of this national movement. All you have to do is collect as many aluminium cans as you can, come to your most convenient location and deposit your cans with us. Use the hashtag #weCANchange to show the world that it is possible to create global impacts through local actions. The 24th Cycle of the annual Can Collection Drive took place on 7th November 2020 across the UAE. More than 120 entities participated and approximately 3,500 kg of aluminium cans were collected for recycling.
Your Can for a Tree
Your Can For a Tree was launched in September 2012 and due to the success of this initiative, it is rolled out annually from April – June as a platform to engage different sectors of the society who are able to deposit certain amounts of aluminium cans. It is a campaign that intertwines EEG’s tree planting initiatives with its waste management campaigns. It targets corporations, academic institutions, families and government entities that are committed to the environment’s well-being. 342 participants, who deposited the required amount of aluminium cans from April to July 2019 got a chance to plant trees under their names on 19th December 2019. As a result, 1,450 sidr trees and 297 ghaf trees were planted across the UAE.