“During the Holy month of Ramadan, our public awareness campaign tackled key community matters, including the importance of waste separation, food excess, and conscious purchasing. Our aim is to promote an environmentally aware society and reinforce the positive socio-economic and environmental benefits that can be achieved through waste reduction and conversion,” said HE Eisa Saif Al Qubaisi, General Manager of Tadweer. “Our Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr plans came in line with our strategic vision to create a sustainable environment, and offer unparalleled services which contribute to the creation of an ideal healthy environment. We pride ourselves by the adoption of the highest environmental safety and security standards locally and globally,” he added.
Around 35 workers and supervisors were allocated to maintain the cleanliness of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque every day during the holy month and Eid, where a total of 60,115.6 tonnes of household waste was collected during Ramadan, with Abu Dhabi residents’ food waste adding up to 1,803.42 tonnes per day. In addition to that, Tadweer has also delegated a team dedicated to maintaining and handling relevant emergencies during the Eid holiday during which 13,554.7 tonnes of waste was generated. Tadweer’s Eid al-Fitr action plan also focused on the roads leading to mosques and prayer areas and ensured that bins were emptied regularly before Eid prayer. Additionally, Tadweer was assigned to unload Islamic scripture boxes in mosques and supervise public sites and facilities such as parks, the Corniche and other recreational areas. This move was brought to action after Tadweer’s announcement of plans to ensure that the streets are cleaned given the heavy foot traffic witnessed during these times of the year.