Dubai Can Initiative Cuts Down 7 Million Single-Use Plastic Bottles

Dubai Can Initiative Cuts Down 7 Million Single-Use Plastic Bottles

The Dubai Can sustainability initiative launched in February 2022 has successfully reduced the use of over 7 million single-use plastic water bottles in its first year.

The initiative aims to encourage the use of reusable bottles, hence, 50 water fountains were installed in public parks, beaches, and tourist destinations in different locations across the city.

The fountains can be found in well-known neighborhoods like Kite Beach, Dubai Marina, Downtown Dubai, Hatta, Dubai Sports City, Port Rashid, and Dubai Internet City.

Tatiana Rahal, Managing Director at talabat UAE, the only founding partner for Dubai Can, said that the movement “goes beyond reducing single-use plastic bottles; it offers a citywide solution and enables people to adopt environmentally friendly habits.”

The fountains adhere to strict hygiene standards and provide clean and safe drinking water according to Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA), and World Health Organization standards. 

Nearly 1,000 city stakeholders and sponsors from both the government and private sector have committed to the initiative. 

Dubai Can aligns with the city’s commitment to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and becoming a fully sustainable destination.

This article was posted on UAEMoments

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