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Abu Dhabi petrochemical producers promote Waste Free Environment


(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM))

ABU DHABI 11th February 2016 (WAM) -- Committed to supporting UAE National Environment Day on the 4th of February over 3000 people including students from schools in Abu Dhabi and the Western Region joined hands in cleaning-up the Shweihat beach at Jebel Dhanna near Ruwais and Al Rahba beach in Abu Dhabi on 9th and 11th February 2016 respectively. The participants collected big amounts of waste as part of the Waste Free Environment campaign jointly organised by Borouge FERTIL and ChemaWEyaat.

Rashed Saud Al Shamsi Petrochemicals Director at ADNOC Chairman of the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association GPCA and Chairman of Borouge Abdulaziz Alhajri CEO of Abu Dhabi Polymers Company Dr. Ali Obaid Al Yabhuni CEO of FERTIL and Saleh Al Mansoori Madeenat ChemaWEyaat Responsible Care Manager have joined the school children and members of the community at the annual event in Abu Dhabi.

Held annually under the initiative of the GPCA the fourth edition of the Waste Free Environment campaign has successfully contributed to enhancing the public awareness about environment protection and the necessary actions that should be taken to stop the irresponsible disposal of waste. The two campaigns took place in cooperation with Tadweer the Centre of Waste ManagementAbu Dhabi and with great support from the Environment AgencyAbu Dhabi EAD Abu Dhabi Education Council ADEC and Abu Dhabi Municipality.

This year's Waste Free Environment campaign is once again being held simultaneously across the UAE Saudi Arabia Oman Bahrain Qatar and Kuwait. Being a global plastics company Borouge is extending the same clean-up campaign outside the UAE to include Mumbai in India on 14th February and Shanghai in China on 19th February 2016.

"Borouge together with FERTIL and ChemaWEyaat are committed to educate the public mainly the young generation about the dangers of littering that harms the nature and the marine life and promote the importance of environment preservation" said Abdulaziz Alhajri CEO Abu Dhabi Polymers Company. "Holding the Waste Free Environment clean-up campaign sequentially in the Western Region Abu Dhabi Mumbai and Shanghai embodies our strong commitment to protect the environment where we live and work and contribute towards encouraging the responsible disposal of waste and recycling."

The campaign provided Borouge with an opportunity to highlight the great value that plastics bring to society and that plastics are not the main reason behind the litter problem but the irresponsible behaviour of people who leave their waste behind carelessly is Alhajri explained.

"The collection and recycling of plastic waste is one of Borouge's key principles of sustainability and social responsibility and through such clean-up campaigns we call upon the local community and all environmental organisations to join efforts and encourage the public to stop littering and adopt sustainable practices of waste management to keep our environment safe and preserved."


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