One day these rubbish carts [pictured] will be a thing of the past—something we will only see in the Fujairah Museum.
One day we will take our children and grandchildren to the museum and say:
“We used to throw out together all our paper, glass, plastic, tins, food and garden waste into rubbish carts like this.”
“It took a long time but eventually the authorities latched on to the idea that if residents had separate bins near their house—one for plastics, one for paper, one for glass and so on—then trucks could come and take these off to be recycled.”
“We eventually realized that this was not only much better for the environment but that recycling actually made money so that picking up the waste in this way turned out to be cheaper than the old way of dumping it and using it for landfill.”
Region’s First Bottle-to-Bottle Recycling Facility, ETE, 13 November 2009.
Looking Forward to a Recycling Service at Every Door in Fujairah, FIF, 5 June 2009.
Oman Leads UAE in Recycling by Using Fujairah Facility, FIF, 13 October 2008.
Fujairah Women’s College Takes the Lead, ETE, 18 April 2007.
Municipal recycling Facilities in Fujairah: I’d Like to See That! FIF, 7 November 2007.
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Image: One day these rubbish carts will be a thing of the past—something we will only see in the Fujairah Museum.