Emirates Environmental Group (EEG) rallied the nation for the 23rd cycle of the Can Collection Day on the 22nd of February, 2018. The Day brought together more than 115 entities from across the U.A.E to participate in the event. The combined effort of various hotels, families, academic institutions and corporations reeled in more than 4,000 kg of Aluminium Cans for recycling. The campaign portrayed the growing awareness of recycling practices, its importance, and the dedication of the people living on this land. Till end of July this year, EEG has managed to collect 8,889 kg of Aluminium cans for recycling which forms 31.7% of the set target for 2018, which is of 28,000 kg.
Can Collection Drive
The 22nd Cycle of the Annual Can Collection Drive will take place on the 27th of October all across the UAE. The Can Collection Drive is one of the earliest programmes launched by EEG to unite 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 various Emirates will get the unique opportunity to be part of this national movement to show the world that hashtag#weCANchange through local actions creating global impacts. All you have to do is collect as many Aluminium Cans as you can, come out to one of the various locations across the UAE and deposit your cans with us
Your Can for a Tree
“Your Can For A Tree” (YCFT) Initiative was originally launched in September 2012 and due to the success of this initiative it is rolled out annually from April – June to be 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. Participants who have managed to deposit the required amount of Aluminium Cans from 1st of April till the 31st of July 2018 will get a chance to plant trees under their names in the Hatta City, on the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah on 18-12-18.