Tadweer conducts awareness campaign on proper waste collection practices

Sun 23-09-2018 12:41 PM

ABU DHABI, 23rd September, 2018 (WAM) — Abu Dhabi Waste Management Centre, Tadweer, has launched a two-month awareness campaign to educate farm owners and workers in the emirate on the most suitable methods of collection and disposal of farm waste.

Running from September to December 2018, the campaign includes field visits to several farms in Al Wathba, Al Bahia, Al Ajban, Al Khatim, Al Taiba, Al Razeen and Al Wafiya areas. During the visits, Tadweer’s personnel distribute booklets in four different languages to educate farm owners and workers on public health risks associated with the pile-up of waste in farms including disease outbreaks. The centre has also planned workshops for farm owners and workers during the upcoming Al Dhafra Camel Festival.

Commenting on the campaign, Dr. Salem Al Kaabi, Acting Director-General of Recycling at Tadweer, said, “This campaign is aligned with our vision to become a world leader in sustainable waste management and pest control by 2030. In achieving this priority, it reinforces Tadweer’s commitment to maintaining the cleanliness and aesthetic appeal of the emirate of Abu Dhabi through adopting the highest international standards in integrated waste management.”

“Through this campaign, we are educating farm owners and workers about the imperative need to ensure regular pest controlling at farms to prevent the spread of diseases. Farm workers can gain an understanding of the safest ways of disposing of agricultural and green waste in order to protect their own health and well-being and preserve Abu Dhabi’s environment,” he added.

The campaign seeks to prevent the pollution caused by random dumping of farm waste and dead animals on streets and roads, which poses a serious health and environmental hazard. Furthermore, Tadweer plans to host a series of training sessions in collaboration with Abu Dhabi Farmers’ Services Centre, offering useful tips on maintaining the general cleanliness of farms.

WAM/Rola Alghoul/Esraa Ismail


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