ENOC bans single-use plastics

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ENOC petrol stations across the UAE are now free of single-use plastics, its management has said.

The group announced the initiative in March 2020 and since then has prevented approximately 14 tonnes of plastic waste from entering landfills, saving around AED 400,000.

Straws, cups, single-use water bottles, plastic shopping bags, plastic bottle caps, food wrappers, plastic lids, stirrers, and foam takeaway containers have all been phased out, while paper consumption has also been reduced.

The Group says its strategy is in place across all its operations including its head office, in line with the UAE's vision of an inclusive green economy.

Saif Humaid Al Falasi, Group CEO, ENOC, said, "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."

As alternatives to single-use plastic items used in its operations, ENOC has switched over to more sustainable items such as paper bags, wooden straws, water dispensers with reusable bottles and recyclable lids.

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