'Green truck' picks up recycling stuff

DUBAI — A brand new ‘green truck’ donated by the United Kingdom (UK) Trade and Investment and the HSBC Bank, which aims to further promote the Emirates Environmental Group’s (EEG) recycling campaign, made its first ever collection of recycling material from the British Embassy in Dubai yesterday. The EEG will use the truck to collect recyclable waste from across the UAE.

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Published: Mon 13 Mar 2006, 10:20 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 7:29 PM

British Consul-General John Hawkins placed the first consignment of recyclable material on the truck. “I am delighted that the green truck’s first ever pick up is at the British Embassy in Dubai. Preserving the environment is a global challenge which requires global co-operation. I am particularly pleased that we have been able to work in partnership with HSBC and the EEG on this initiative.”

He added that Britain started its recycling projects 15 years ago and it has helped a lot to preserve nature. EEG Chairperson Habiba Al Marashi said: “We are confident that the British Embassy has an enduring interest in the preservation of our environment. We look forward to a long and vibrant relationship with them.” She disclosed that the truck will collect recycling material from different parts of the UAE, and the EEG will keep statistics about the collection. An award will be given to the institution, which collects more materials every year.

Mohammed Al Mulla, CEO Abu Dhabi of HSBC Bank Middle East Limited and Chairman of HSBC Bank Middle East Foundation, was also present for the first collection. “We are delighted to be able to support the EEG in its drive to create a better environment around us.

The HSBC is committed to making a positive contribution to the environment through projects like these,” Al Mulla said.

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