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Dubai expands recycling programme following earlier success

The way forward: Dubai municipality City recycling project to be rolled out across emirate

The huge success of the "My City, My Environment" recycling programme has prompted the municipality to expand it to other parts of the emirate ahead of schedule.

Dubai Municipality hopes homes from Jumeirah to Al Barsha will be making use of the door-to-door recycling service by March.

By April, the civic body plans to have labelled every building in the emirate with its geographical coordinates.

The system will make it much easier to give and get direction to locations in the emirate.

Using a smartphone, residents can simply take a snapshot of the barcode on their building and load all the relevant information about their location.

Later in the year, the Food Control department will host a gala event as part of its new Food Safety Awards for eateries and grocers in Dubai.

The event is the department's way of rewarding those who comply and excel in food safety.

malkhan@thenational.ae

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