In support of efforts to raise environmental awareness among members of society, Zayed Higher Organization for People of Determination signed a memorandum of understanding with RECAPP, a mobile application launched by Veolia Middle East regarding the participation of people of determination and their families in environmental awareness programs in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
In support of efforts to raise environmental awareness among members of society, Zayed Higher Organization for People of Determination signed a memorandum of understanding with RECAPP, a mobile application launched by Veolia Middle East regarding the participation of people of determination and their families in environmental awareness programs in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. Additionally, the MOU aims to build an effective cooperation between the two parties to support environmental awareness programs for people of determination, and joint work to care for and perseverance of the environment for the safety society.
The MOU was signed on behalf of the Zayed Higher Organization for People of Determination by His Excellency Abdullah AbdulAlee Al-Humaidan, Secretary-General of the organization, and on behalf of RECAPP, Mr.Jerome Viricel, General Manager of the company. Several officials from both sides attended the signing ceremony, which was held at the Foundation's headquarters.
Under the memorandum of understanding, Zayed Higher Organization for People of Determination will be involved in an innovative and digital recycling journeys by deploying RECAPP services into its community. RECAPP is empowering each participant in their recycling process by offering an easy and efficient way to schedule pick-ups for recyclable material such as plastic bottles and aluminum cans at home. Today RECAPP gathers a community of 6000 users in Abu Dhabi and has collected more than 35 tonnes of recyclables that will be diverted from landfills.
Additionally, RECAPP will be providing comprehensive support and guidance to the organization regarding environmental awareness programs for people of determination and to their contribution to raise awareness in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. The collaboration will result in providing people of determination and their parents with dedicated support in the use of the application. and recycling programs like a recycling guide, tips to limit waste at home, and content suitable for interaction on social media.
Moreover, RECAPP also offers a reward program to incentivize recycling amongst its members. “The more you recycle, the more points you win" is the core principle of RECAPP. Users can redeem rewards from the online rewards marketplace. Each time a user recycles, points are accumulated based on the weight of the collected recyclables. These points give access to rewards vouchers with RECAPP's partners. RECAPP will as well provide Zayed Higher Organization for People of Determination with periodic reports monitoring key performance indicators such as number of users, number of completed collections, tonnage of recyclables collected.
His Excellency Abdullah Al Humaidan, Secretary-General of the Zayed Higher Organization for People of Determination, said that the Foundation's interest in the environmental aspect and motivating people of determination and their families to be part of environmental awareness programs is a major goal, and the smart, motivational idea presented by the RECAAP application contributes to motivating people of determination and their families to adopt A new concept from home to preserve the environment and this made us more keen to work together with Veolia Middle East in order to spread environmental awareness among different groups in our society, and to integrate people of determination in this important field.
He added: ZHO always seeks to involve people of determination in the field of environmental conservation, as the Foundation launched a plastic recycling workshop two years ago and launched the " Bee Green " campaign, which is an ongoing campaign by people of determination to participate in various environmental activities through the collection of waste or materials Recycling, or participating in beach and public facilities cleaning campaigns, which contributes to enhancing awareness among people of determination of the importance of preserving our environment to become a healthy and clean environment
The Director General of RECAAP, Mr. Jerome Viricel, said. "We are pleased and honored to support the Zayed Higher Organization for People of Determination through the "Green Bee" campaign, making recycling an easier and more accessible habit among people of determination, creating a spirit of competition among them using the idea of the smart application (RECAAP) and stimulating the participation of their families with them from homes while maintaining The security and safety procedures followed during the Covid pandemic, as the application does not require any direct communication until the period of receipt and delivery."
Mr Jerome added: "RecaAP covers a number of areas of Abu Dhabi, They are: (Saadiyat, Port, Tourists Tourist Club, Financial Center, Marina Village, Abu Dhabi Island, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Area, Al Reem Island, Al Rida Area, Yas Island, Khalifa City, Rebdan Area, Mohammed Bin Zayed City, Armored, Heart of The Region in Abu Dhabi and the Northern and Southern Regions, Bani Yas, Shamkha and other nearby areas)We expand to cover areas beyond Abu Dhabi island in the near future.