Abu Dhabi: A campaign to reduce food waste has been started at dozens of schools across the UAE by an environmental task force. The Waste-free Schools campaign aims to educate pupils and staff on the steps they can take to bolster the environment.
The long-term goal of the Emirate to safeguard the environment is to reduce food loss. Mr. Mariam Al Mheiri, Minister of Climate Change and Environment and Minister of State for Food Security chaired the second meeting of the UAE Council for Environmental and Municipal Work, where the strategy was set out.
The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment has signed an agreement with Emirates Schools Established, the UAE’s public education operator, Abu Dhabi Waste Management Company, also known as Tadweer, and Bee’ah Group to implement the plan at 63 selected schools. It was not revealed when the project will come into effect.
“Through the Waste-free Schools project, we will work to raise environmental awareness among the targeted segments,” Mr. Mohamed Al Qassim, director general of Emirates Schools Establishment, remarked.
“The project’s mission aligns with the UAE’s direction to incorporate best practices in environmental sustainability across vital sectors,” Mr. Al Qassim added.
The program will include workshops on the use of integrated waste management for students and teaching staff. Waste separation bins and cutting-edge waste management solutions will also be introduced.