DUBAI // Students have been awarded for their creativity in repurposing rubbish at the Best of Waste contest.
Among the winning entries was a disposal unit made from waste by two Zayed University students for use in cars, which was sold after the exhibition.
Other winning exhibits included a paper peacock and a bag made from old newspapers, both created by two students from Dubai National School, Al Twar.
The Best of Waste contest was organised by Dubai Municipality in coordination with the Dubai Education Zone.
Abdul Majeed Saifaie, director of the municipality's Waste Management Department said the competition aimed to impart the value of reusing and repurposing rubbish and cutting down on waste among the younger generation.