Dubai Municipality shares waste management insights at university
Two-day exhibition held at University of Modern Sciences to promote culture of waste awareness at ground level
Dubai Municipality organised a two-day integrated waste management awareness exhibition at the city's University of Modern Sciences to educate students on the importance of waste sorting, with the aim of “building a comprehensive environmental culture among students and [promoting] environmental and community awareness”.
The exhibition showcased initiatives and projects such as Dubai Municipality's Advanced System of Collection, Storage, and Transport of Waste; a waste-separation centre, called Smart Sustainability Oasis; and a wastewater treatment plant project.
Speaking at the university campus in Al Twar-3, director of Dubai Municipality’s waste management department, Eng Abdul Majeed Sifaie, said: “The main objective of this exhibition is to continue our awareness-raising efforts at the ground level with the public in all sectors and groups, especially students of higher education institutions, in order to spread waste reducing thought and culture and promote the most important projects and initiatives in waste management activities with the highest standards.”
According to a municipality statement, Sifaie said Dubai Municipality was working on expanding awareness programmes to more segments of the public, in line with the environmental objectives of the National Agenda for 2021 and the National Index that targets “the transfer of 75% of the waste produced in the Emirate of Dubai from landfills”.