SEWA tops Emirates Waste Management prize

SHARJAH, The Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority, SEWA, won first place in the Waste Management and Recycling Prize, the institution category, for its efforts in recycling print ink cartridges.

The prize is organised annually by the Emirates Environmental Group, EEG.

Dr. Rashid Al Leem, Chairman of SEWA, said that the authority pays great attention to environmental projects and launches various programmes that contribute to raising cultural and cognitive awareness among community members on the importance of rationing energy consumption and preserving the environment.

Fatima Ali Asghar, Head of the Infrastructure Section at SEWA, said that SEWA received this award after a competition with a number of participants in the campaign, organised by the IT executive office during 2017, in which 1,657 public and private agencies took part in various categories for the award. This included waste management and recycling campaigns in the UAE, the collection of paper, plastic, aluminium cans, ink, mobile phones and glass bottles.

The campaign contributed to the collection of 2,033 ink cartridges for recycling.

Sheikh Salem bin Sultan bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Head of the Department of Civil Aviation, Ras al-Khaimah, and Honorary Member of the EEG, and Habiba Al Marashi, Founder and Chairperson of the EEG, honoured the IT executive office work team.

Source: Emirates News Agency