ENOC bans single-use plastics

Dubai: «The Gulf»
The ENOC Group announced a ban on the use of single-use plastics in all of its operations and at its headquarters, in line with the UAE’s vision of consolidating a comprehensive green economy approach.
In March 2020, ENOC announced the implementation of a gradual ban on the use of single-use plastics, to today achieve a complete ban that leads to a 100% plastic-free environment in all of its business units and departments. Since then, the group has managed to prevent more than 14 tons of plastic waste from reaching landfills and has achieved savings of more than 400,000 dirhams as a result of banning single-use plastics.
In line with ENOC’s commitment to promoting sustainability throughout its network of operations, the group released a list that prohibited the use of single-use plastics, including: straws, plastic cups, single-use water bottles, plastic bags, plastic bottle caps , food packaging and lids, plastic containers, hot drinks stirrers and plastic foam ready-to-eat containers. In addition, ENOC reduced its paper consumption.
In this context, Saif Humaid Al Falasi, CEO of ENOC Group, said: “At ENOC Group, we are proud to support the UAE’s commitment to promoting sustainability everywhere. Building on our leading position in the energy sector, we recognize the importance of adopting sustainability best practices across all of our operations, including the elimination of single-use plastics. And as ENOC’s decision-making is based on the principles of corporate social responsibility, we constantly strive to be a role model for various organizations to leave a positive mark on societies.”
It is worth mentioning that the ENOC Group has started to use more sustainable alternatives to single-use plastic in all its operations, such as paper bags, wooden straws and drinking fountains with reusable bottles and recyclable lids.

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