110 tonnes of waste are cleared in the UAE by 125,000 volunteers

Time Out has news and images as 110 tonnes of waste are cleared in the UAE by 125,000 volunteers, plus information on how to recycle in Dubai

There’s nothing better than a good spring clean to get the New Year off to a right start.

And when it’s a nationwide clear-up which sees 110,000 kilos of rubbish disposed of, then it’s even more uplifting and positive.

Clean-Up UAE, now in its 15th edition, saw 125,536 volunteers across 146 locations in the United Arab Emirates collect the gargantuan amount in just ten days.

Equipped with biodegradable trash bags and re-usable cotton gloves, volunteers were able to recycle a lot of the waste they collected.

There is no doubt however that a lot remains to be done in Dubai and the UAE when it comes to recycling and waste management.

“An average person in Europe generates around 1.2kg of waste a day, which is less than half the per capita waste generation of 2.7kg per day in the UAE,” Ivano Ianelli, CEO of Dubai Carbon, reported last June.

“However, this doubles to 5.4kg a day during Ramadan in the UAE…Clearly this is something that needs to be addressed.”

With 2016 being the year that the UAE fully embraced its green plans (read about all the ground-breaking projects here), there is no doubt that a nationwide recycling scheme must be on the cards.

In the meantime, there are a number of recycling stations across Dubai if you want to kick-start your own green revolution:

Where: The Springs Town Centre, Emirates Hills
What: Paper and card, aluminium cans, plastic bottles and bags, glass bottles, clothes

Where: Spinneys Jumeirah, Jumeirah Beach Road
What: Plastic bags and bottles, paper and card, aluminium cans

Where: Safa Park
What: Plastic bags and bottles, paper and card, aluminium cans

Where: Rashidiya Shopping Centre
What: Plastic bags and bottles, paper and card, aluminium cans

Where: DHL, Karama
What: Plastic bags and bottles, paper and card, aluminium cans

If you know of other recycling points in Dubai, please let us know!

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