Abu Dhabi, 12/18/2012 12:00:00 PM - Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC), master developer of major tourism, cultural and residential destinations in Abu Dhabi, organised a clean-up initiative on Saadiyat Beach, which took place on Friday, December 14, as part of the annual 'Clean Up UAE 2012' campaign organised by the Emirates Environment Group (EEG).
Scores of volunteers from the wider Abu Dhabi community took part in the event which occurred along the Saadiyat Beach dune protection zone, near the Monte-Carlo Beach Club, Saadiyat. This brought together Saadiyat residents and TDIC's staff and their families alongside Monte-Carlo Beach Club staff, conservationists, members of 1st Abu Dhabi Scout Group and TDIC's contractors - Al Futtaim Carillion, Proscape and Dhabi Contracting - who are involved in the construction of the island's world-class projects. The waste contracting company Veolia Environmental Services also took part by collecting the waste for recycling.
Dr. Nathalie Staelens, Head of Environmental Services at TDIC, stated: "TDIC has a strong commitment to environmental sustainability, and we continue to support local conservation efforts and environmental initiatives such as this nationwide clean-up campaign. We take a very responsible approach towards the environment where we encourage the preservation and sustainable use of our resources bearing in mind the future generations to come.."
Meanwhile, TDIC also organised a clean-up initiative that took place on Sir Bani Yas Island on December 12, 2012 which drew participation from the Desert Islands team, contractors - Al Shafar Transport & Contracting Company and Larsen & Toubro - and Western Region Municipality's waste contractor Westcoast.
In total, nearly 200 people removed approximately 30 cubic metres of waste, amounting to around six tonnes, from over 10 kilometers of beaches and dunes on Saadiyat and Sir Bani Yas islands. Nearly all waste collected was marine debris that had washed up on the shorelines of the islands.
"We have been monitoring the incredible developments taking place in Abu Dhabi for some time. Eastern Mangroves Suites is one of the most significant developments in the capital and is the right property in the right location at the right time for us," added Darwiche.
"Part of TDIC's environmental policy is to ensure that the coastlines of its developments and properties remain pristine by employing a specialised beach-cleaning team that patrols the shores on a daily basis throughout the year," said Dr. Staelens.
The Emirates Environment Group has been running the 'Clean Up UAE' campaign since 2004. TDIC also took part in last year's initiative when more than 27,000 participants joined hands in the massive cleanup operation across 110 sites - including Saadiyat and Sir Bani Yas Island - in the UAE. This year, more than 42,000 volunteers joined hands in the annual campaign and collected 191 tonnes of waste across 111 locations in the country.
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