Emirates Environmental Group (EEG) has launched their “Annual Can Collection Drive 2021” which has been arranged to take place on November 6, 2021.

For the “Annual Can Collection Drive 2021,” UAE residents have been asked to register online and start collecting aluminium cans for the drive. Residents can drop their collected cans on the day of the event. The location for dropping the cans will be revealed a week before the commencement of the drive.

Previously this year, during the 25th annual can collection drive, around 2.57 tonnes of aluminium cans were collected until the end of July. This means that around 12.9 percent of the goal (20 tonnes) set by Emirates Environmental Group for the entire 2021 has been achieved. In 2020, around 11.67 tonnes of aluminium cans were collected for recycling.

The Can Collection Campaign was the first EEG recycling program launched in 1997 to promote and support the aluminium recycling industry and more importantly to reduce power consumption, GHG emissions and divert the waste going to the landfills. The campaign has been highly successful since its inception and has recycled 345,247 kg of aluminium cans until the end of August 2021.

EEG commented on the launch:

“We need to come together to promote recycling for all, and uphold our responsibility towards the preservation of the environment. Recycling is the simplest way to conserve resources and the best platform to ensure that we close the loop and bring about a circular economy.”


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