'Dubai Can' Cuts Single-use Plastic Bottle Usage by 3.5 Million

  • Publish date: Wednesday، 07 September 2022
'Dubai Can' Cuts Single-use Plastic Bottle Usage by 3.5 Million
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Dubai Can, has seen a reduction in the usage of an equivalent of more than 3.5 million 500 ml single-use plastic water bottles.

During the last six months, 46 fountains have been installed in various locations across the city, including public parks, beaches and tourist attractions, with the help of the initiative’s stakeholders, sponsors and partners.

The fountains are now in various Dubai neighborhoods, including Kite Beach, Dubai Marina, JLT, Downtown Dubai, Dubai Harbour, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai Festival City, Khawaneej, and others.

Dubai Can is well on track to meet the pledge of installing more than 50 fountains across the city by December 2022. The initiative’s efforts feed into Dubai’s commitment to meeting the UN Sustainable Development Goals, enhancing the city’s reputation as a global liveability hub, and ensuring that people across the city have the opportunity to ‘refill for life’.

The campaign aligns with the city’s sustainable strategy. The focus on reducing the usage of single-use plastic bottles is the first phase of an enduring citywide sustainability initiative. As the momentum for sustainability measures accelerated, a ban on all single-use plastic bags came into effect on 1 June as part of a more comprehensive UAE initiative to protect the environment and reduce waste.