Thursday, September 4, 2008
UAE firm's eco-friendly strategy saves trees, energy, water
ABU DHABI: A United Arab Emirates (UAE)-based company has managed to save the equivalent of 900 trees, 200,000 KW of energy and 1.6 million litres of water after it launched an environment-friendly strategy in January this year.
The Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) launched its 'Re-use, Reduce, Recycle' in January to coincide with the inaugural World Future Energy Summit in this capital city of the UAE.
According to statistics released by Dulsco, the UAE's leading waste management and services provider, ADNEC has managed to save 900 trees, 1.6 million litres of water, 295,000 KW of energy, 88,500 litres of oil and 153 cubic yards of landfill space since then, the state-run Emirates News Agency (WAM) reported.
ADNEC is Abu Dhabi's leading exhibition centre and is currently undergoing an investment programme, which will culminate in 57,000 square metres of exhibition space, 21,000 square metres of visitor concourse and 7,500 square metres of multi-purpose halls.
The painting is by Laura Tasheiko