Nakheel ramps up drive to cut single-use plastic, joins Dubai Can initiative

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The move encourages visitors and residents to carry refillable water bottles throughout the day.

Gulf Today, Staff Reporter

Following the announcement of the Dubai Can initiative from Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Nakheel, world-leading master developer, marked its participation in the city-wide initiative, by allocating free drinking water stations across Palm West Beach, Nakheel Mall and Dragon Mart, to reduce the use of single-use plastic bottles.

With the aim to transform the Emirate into a leading sustainable destination, the free Dubai Can fountains across the three Nakheel destinations contain filtered and desalinated water, to further encourage visitors and residents to carry refillable water bottles throughout their day.


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Omar Khoory, Chief Assets Officer at Nakheel said: “We are proud to take part in this forward-thinking initiative to safeguard the environment and promote sustainability. As part of our commitment to this city-wide movement, we have populated some of our key destinations with water stations to encourage the use of refillable water bottles. At Nakheel, we recognise the importance of implementing small acts that pave the way for bigger outcomes, and we will continue to dedicate our efforts to instil a culture of conscious and sustainable living across our assets.”

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This initiative will actively reduce the use of single-use plastic bottles.

An earlier report said Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, launched ‘Dubai Can’, a citywide sustainability movement designed to inspire people to make a difference through a series of sustainability-focused initiatives.

This initiative, which will be implemented by Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism, will encourage UAE residents to turn the tide on plastic and inspire mass action to actively reduce the use of single-use plastic bottles. ‘Dubai Can’ seeks to motivate communities across the city to undertake simple changes such as using refillable water bottles and public water stations and installing water filters in their homes, offices and schools.

 

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