Imdaad launches ‘Go Green’ drive
Dubai, April 15, 2014
Imdaad, a leading provider of integrated facilities management (FM) solutions in the GCC, has launched its new ‘Go Green’ initiative to support its commitment towards building sustainable communities.
The company has introduced bio fuel in three of its garbage collection trucks to reduce its carbon footprint by using renewable and natural alternative from fossil fuel.
The garbage collection trucks running on bio fuel will help in the reduction of particulate emission without lowering their performance, said a statement.
It has emphasised on deploying eco-friendly equipment and sustainable technologies in all its operations and actively contributes to the UAE’s strategy for a sustainable economy and environment that will eventually enhance the quality of life in the country, it said.
Jamal Abdulla Lootah, CEO, said: “As part of our ‘Go Green’ drive, we have started using bio fuel in three of our waste collection vehicles, which has already resulted in the reduction in the emission of pollutants such as carbon dioxide. The use of bio fuel is not just eco-friendly as it reduces greenhouse gases but is also cost effective and will cut down our cost of vehicle maintenance.
“We aim to gradually introduce bio fuel in all our garbage collection trucks. As the world is slowly adopting eco-friendly technologies and green policies and with special initiatives undertaken by the UAE government for a green economy, the use of bio fuel is yet another contribution from Imdaad for a greener, cleaner and sustainable environment.”
Bio fuel is a natural alternative from other fossil fuels and is made from the waste of living objects. It is produced using ethanol from naturally grown plant matters, making it environmentally friendly fuel, he added. - TradeArabia News Service