ABU DHABI // About 74,000 tonnes of waste were collected during Ramadan and Eid, according to Tadweer, the Centre of Waste Management.
The bulk of it, 60,115 tonnes, was household waste collected during Ramadan, when food waste reached 1,803 tonnes a day. Waste generated during Eid hit 13,554 tonnes.
At Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque there were 35 workers and supervisors working throughout the holy month.
Tadweer had set an action plan ahead of the holiday to ensure that roads leading to mosques and prayer areas were equipped with rubbish bins.
It also unloaded Islamic scripture boxes in mosques; and supervised public areas such as parks and the Corniche to discourage people from dropping rubbish.
“During the holy month, our public awareness campaign tackled key community matters, including the importance of waste separation, food excess and conscious purchasing,” said Eisa Al Qubaisi, Tadweer’s general manager.
“Our Ramadan and Eid plans were in line with our strategic vision to create a sustainable environment, and offer unparalleled services that contribute to the creation of an ideal, healthy environment. We pride ourselves [on] the adoption of the highest environmental safety and security standards,” he said.