Abu Dhabi-UAE: Abu Dhabi Waste Management Center (Tadweer) has carried out a campsite clean-up awareness drive in collaboration with Abu Dhabi City Municipality and Abu Dhabi Police.
The month-long drive aimed to educate campers about the importance of ensuring the cleanliness of desert campsites and highlighted the negative effects of littering and dumping waste in undesignated areas.
The campaign included various awareness activities to encourage sustainable and environmentally responsible behavior among campers and sensitize them about the challenges resulting from improper waste disposal on the desert environment.
As part of the campaign agenda, Tadweer and Abu Dhabi City Municipality formed a task force in collaboration with their strategic partners to conduct joint field visits and communicate the campaign’s key messages and objectives to the public through various channels. Furthermore, both entities introduced the target audience to their complimentary services that can be requested by contacting the Abu Dhabi Government Contact Center 800 555.
His Excellency Dr Salem Al Kaabi, Director General of Tadweer, said: “In carrying out the campsite clean-up awareness drive for the second year in a row, we aimed to promote the cleanliness of public places and ensure the aesthetic appeal of the Emirate. This supports Abu Dhabi government’s objective of achieving sustainable development as envisaged by Abu Dhabi Environment Vision 2030.”
Al Kaabi added: “The clean-up drive focused on promoting sound environmental practices among campers by educating them about safe and eco-friendly waste disposal methods. Such efforts will help us create a clean, and safe environment in the emirate. At Tadweer, we plan to conduct more of these awareness campaigns on a regular basis to ensure a healthy, clean and safe desert environment for all.”
Tadweer is the key government entity responsible for all activities related to the development of waste management services in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, including the collection, transportation, treatment and disposal of waste in a safe, efficient and economical manner. The Center is also tasked with carrying out pest control, educating communities about the significance of protecting the environment, and encouraging them to adopt sound environmental habits to drive sustainable development.
About Abu Dhabi Waste Management Center (Tadweer):
Abu Dhabi Waste Management Center (Tadweer) is a government entity set up in 2008 under the directives of the UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan to build an integrated waste management system in Abu Dhabi and promote sustainable waste management practices in the emirate. To achieve the optimal utilization of natural resources and turn waste into a valuable economic resource, the Center has implemented several projects and offer a wide range of services across three vital sectors including operations, strategy, and business development and support services, and their affiliated departments. These departments are tasked with implementing Tadweer’s plans, strategy and objectives.
Tadweer’s key activities include project and facility management, waste collection and transportation management, pest control project management, and licensing, tariff and customer service management. These activities are carried out under the supervision of relevant departments responsible for various waste management services including waste collection, transportation, treatment and recycling. Through these departments, Tadweer manages several dedicated facilities and projects, and provides pest control and other best-in-class services to its customers. Furthermore, Tadweer conducts a series of public awareness programs to encourage different segments of society to adopt an environmentally conscious culture and contribute to creating a healthy, safe and sustainable environment in line with the objectives of Abu Dhabi Vision 2030.