Thu 19-09-2019 17:10 PM
DUBAI, 19th September, 2019 (WAM) -- Emirates Environmental Group, EEG, on Thursday awarded the champions of the 'Recycle-Reforest-Repeat' project.
EEG’s Chairperson Habiba Al Mar’ashi addressed the champions of this programme for their diligence and efforts and awarded them with certificates of participation and with a sapling of an indigenous tree to be planted in their name, under EEG’s 'For Our Emirates We Plant Initiative'.
A special token of appreciation was given to 66 student members, 33 corporate organisations and 29 academic institutions.
Al Mar’ashi said, "The project witnessed an increase in participation from 61 participating entities in 2016 to 246 participating entities this year. In addition to that, there was an astounding increase in collections over the last few years, the participants collectively deposited 178,806 kg of paper in 2019 a huge increase from the collection of 17,639 kg of paper in 2016."
This year, the theme of World Day to Combat Desertification was "Let’s Grow a Future Together", which also coincidentally aligned with EEG’s slogan - "Together for A Better Environment". Its purpose is to raise awareness of the presence of desertification and drought, highlighting methods of preventing desertification and recovering from drought.