Thu 15-12-2022 21:21 PM
ABU DHABI, 15th December, 2022 (WAM) — The 21st cycle of the ‘Clean UAE’ voyage, which began on 5th December from the Emirate of Ajman, journeyed through all the Emirates of the UAE, reaching its final station, Abu Dhabi, on 15th December. This cycle of the campaign was conducted under the patronage of the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, in cooperation with the Ministry of Community Development.
The campaign’s tour in Abu Dhabi witnessed the participation of 50,943 people, who collected 19,965 kilogrammes of waste and cleaned more than 10 square kilometres across Al Ghantoot, Musaffah and ICAD Industrial areas, while equipped with reusable cotton gloves and biodegradable plastic bags. The 21st cycle of campaign journeyed through all 7 emirates and recorded 61,646 participants who collected 40,404 kilogrammes and covered a total area of 38.5 square kilometres.
At the opening ceremony in Al Ghantoot site, Habiba Al Marashi, Co-founder and Chairperson of EEG, said, “The ethos of the Emirates Environmental Group is to instil an environmental social practice amongst all sectors of the society to protect the environment and adopt sustainable habits. Our flagship campaign – Clean UAE is the longest and largest environmental movement in the country and aims to protect the natural habitat for the wildlife to thrive and to focus on tourist destinations and ensuring a clean and healthy environment for all.”
“EEG is immensely grateful to the visionary leadership of our country who have facilitated a unique, safe, secure and healthy environment for all. EEG is gratified to take forward the environmental legacy left behind by our Founding Father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan,” Al Marashi added.