Deliveroo joins 'Dubai Can' initiative to reduce single-use plastic bottles
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Deliveroo joins ‘Dubai Can’ initiative to reduce usage of single-use plastic bottles

Deliveroo joins ‘Dubai Can’ initiative to reduce usage of single-use plastic bottles

Deliveroo is distributing reusable water bottles to their riders across Dubai to encourage them to reduce the use of bottles made of single-use plastic

Zubina Ahmed
Deliveroo joins the Dubai can initiative to reduce usage of single-use plastic water bottles

Online food delivery company Deliveroo joins the ‘Dubai Can’ initiative to help reduce the use of single-use plastic water bottles.

As part of its global Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) strategy, Deliveroo is distributing reusable water bottles to their riders across Dubai  to encourage them to reduce the use of bottles made of single-use plastic.

Launched in February 2022 by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and Chairman of the Executive Council of Dubai, ‘Dubai Can’ is a sustainability initiative that aims to empower communities to reduce the usage of single-use plastic water bottles.

Today, there are over 40 stations available to residents with an additional ten that are scheduled to be installed by the end of 2022.

Deliveroo has joined the movement to reduce their riders consumption of single-use plastic water bottles throughout the day. It aims to reduce the usage by at least 1 million 1 litre plastic bottles per year.

Deliveroo agency riders are encouraged to refill their bottles through the many touch points across Dubai. These include the various Dubai Can stations, Deliveroo editions sites, Deliveroo’s Hop site, as well as the their vans.

The company is also encouraging restaurant partners and customers to help refill riders bottles through water dispensers, when riders are picking up an order or delivering one.

Anis Harb, general manager at Deliveroo Middle East said,“Distributing reusable water bottles to our agency riders will go a long way in encouraging them to refill their bottles through the various touch points across the city; thereby saving at least 1m bottles annually. We hope to continue moving forward in this direction to help ‘Dubai Can’ empower communities in reducing waste as the initiative grows in the future.”

In addition to Deliveroo has also replaced water bottles with dispensers in their UAE Headquarters resulting in most employees adopting the use of reusable bottles.

UAE’s commitment to helping the country achieve the ‘UAE Netzero 2050’ initiative started with Sharjah and Abu Dhabi banning single-use plastic bags across their retail outlets. While starting July 1, a tariff of 25 fils on single-use plastic bags was implemented in Dubai.

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