Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is adding new initiatives to enhance the sustainability of all its services and operations.
The initiative is in an effort to make Dubai more sustainable and the happiest city in the world.
Abdul Mohsin Kalbat, CEO of RTA’s Rail Agency said, “The initiatives include paper recycling to match the digital transformation of Dubai Metro and Tram operations. In a record period, the agency managed to recycle about 8,622 tons of paper, equivalent to 146 trees."
Abdul also said, "To make headway in the treatment and recycling of waste, a pilot phase is being launched to treat and recycle 50% to 80% of the waste of Dubai Metro and Tram stations. The project aims to enhance Dubai’s environmental strategy, boost the recycling rates, implement the highest international standards of sustainability, and support Dubai's efforts to achieve zero waste by 2030. This pilot phase to treat and recycle stations waste is being undertaken in Centrepoint, Burjuman, Gold Souq and Al Jaddaf Metro stations as well as the Marina and Al Sufouh Tram stations."
Additionally, power-saving LED lights will be used to reduce power consumption.