Dubai's ENOC Group bans single-use plastics across operations
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Dubai’s ENOC Group bans single-use plastics across operations

Dubai’s ENOC Group bans single-use plastics across operations

As alternatives, ENOC has switched to more sustainable items such as paper bags, wooden straws, water dispensers with reusable bottles and recyclable lids

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Dubai’s ENOC Group has banned single-use plastics across its operations as well as in its head office, it announced on June 13.

The move is to align with the UAE’s vision of promoting an inclusive green economy, a statement said. The single-use plastics that have been banned include straws, cups, single-use water bottles, plastic shopping bags, plastic bottle caps, food wrappers, plastic lids, stirrers, and foam takeaway containers. ENOC has also reduced its paper consumption. As an alternative, the group has switched to more sustainable items such as paper bags, wooden straws, water dispensers with reusable bottles and recyclable lids.

In March 2020, the group announced that it will begin a phase-out of single-use plastics and has now achieved a single-use plastic free environment across its business units and corporate departments.

Since 2020, ENOC has prevented approximately 14 tons of plastic waste from entering landfills and saved roughly Dhs400,000 due to the elimination of single-use plastics.

Saif Humaid Al Falasi, group CEO, ENOC, said: “ENOC Group is proudly committed to supporting the vision of the nation to become a sustainable destination. As a leading energy player, we understand the importance of implementing sustainable best practices across our network, such as the elimination of single use plastics. Corporate social responsibility is at the heart of ENOC’s decision-making process, and we aim to be a model for organisations in positively impacting our communities.”

Last year, ENOC Group said that it planned to invest Dhs250m of its overall 2021 expenditure towards further promoting its digital transformation strategy, focusing on enhancing its business through digitalisation.

Read: Dubai’s ENOC to invest Dhs250m in digital transformation push

In related company news, ENOC Group plans to open 24 new service stations across the UAE by end of the year.

Read: ENOC Group to open 24 service stations across UAE in 2022

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