The ‘Dubai Can’ sustainability campaign has helped reduce the use of more than 1 million 500 ml single-use plastic water bottles, since its launch in February.
In the 100 days since its launch by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai’s Crown Prince and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai, over 538,737 litres of water has been consumed from Dubai Can water fountains across the city.
The results coincide with World Oceans Day that builds on the momentum created by governments, business leaders, the scientific community and activists worldwide who have vowed to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 14, to “conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources” by 2030.
With 40 water fountains currently installed at popular destinations, attractions and public parks, ‘Dubai Can’ is on track to meet the campaign pledge of installing 50 fountains across the city by December 2022.
It’s part of Dubai’s commitment to meeting the UN Sustainable Development Goals, enhancing the city’s reputation as a global liveability hub, and ensuring that people across the city have the opportunity to ‘refill for life’.
The ‘Dubai Can’ initiative encourages communities, businesses, residents and visitors to undertake simple changes such as using refillable water bottles and public water stations and installing water filters in their homes, offices and schools, which results in the reduction of single-use plastic water bottles.
‘Dubai Can’, a citywide sustainability movement launched by @HamdanMohammed in February 2022, has announced that the initiative has resulted in a reduction in usage of more than one million 500 ml single-use plastic water bottles with the help of Dubai community. pic.twitter.com/mnNWyoaTtw
— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) June 7, 2022