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‘Dubai Can’ cuts plastic bottle use by over 7 million

Latest News Dubai 07 Jun 23
‘Dubai Can’ cuts plastic bottle use by over 7 million
Dubai Can reduces use of over 10 million plastic water bottles. Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism emphasises emirate's initiatives for sustainable tourism.
Event Location
Dubai, Dubai
Start Time
07 June 2023, 12:00 AM
End Time
31 July 2023, 12:00 AM

Dubai Can, the citywide sustainability movement launched on February 15, 2022, has successfully reduced the use of an equivalent of more than 7 million 500 millilitre single-use plastic water bottles in its first year.

Marking the World Environment Day on June 5, Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism (DET) issued a statement, explaining its various initiatives aimed at protecting the environment and forging a greener and more sustainable future for the city's tourism sector.

The Dubai Can initiative encourages residents and visitors to adopt simple changes such as embracing the culture of using refillable water bottles and utilising public water stations. With 50 strategically placed public water taps across the city, Dubai is leading the charge in championing a refill culture, resulting in a substantial reduction of millions of single-use plastic water bottles.

Dubai has reiterated its pledge to advancing efforts to promoting sustainability and responsible tourism.

Driven by the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Dubai Sustainable Tourism (DST) is another initiative of the department that is at the forefront of positioning Dubai as a leading sustainable destination. Aligning the tourism sector with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the UAE's Net Zero 2050 strategy, DST is pioneering a transformative journey towards a more environmentally conscious and socially responsible tourism sector.

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