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Circular economy could reduce plastic pollution

Circular economy could reduce plastic pollution

The country’s war against plastic pollution has been given a big boost following an agreement between two organisations.  Coinciding with Earth Day, the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment and the Coalition of Innovation in Recycling towards a Closed Loop …

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10 ways to have an amazing weekend in the capital

10 ways to have an amazing weekend in the capital

Just like that, the weekend is here and there’s not a moment to waste.  With a street festival, al fresco food events and cultural performances to choose from, there’s really no excuse for getting the back-to-work-blues on Sunday. Thursday 6th December  …

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10 ways to be an office ace

10 ways to be an office ace

Standing out from the crowd isn’t easy, especially when everyone is vying for that promotion. Combine these tips with drive and determination and you’ll smash those career goals in no time. Dress to impress First impressions count so make time …

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5 practical ways you can help the city’s strays

5 practical ways you can help the city’s strays

On 18th August, animal lovers around the world will mark the 27th annual International Homeless Animals’ Day.  It’s a time when organisations around the world host activities in a bid to raise awareness about overpopulation and being a responsible pet owner. So what …

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The weekend is here and it’s time to get excited

The weekend is here and it’s time to get excited

Another working week has come to an end and now we have the prospect of a weekend to look forward to. Once again there’s plenty going on in the capital for you to enjoy so don’t waste the next few …

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You need to see how polluted our beaches are

You need to see how polluted our beaches are

A team of 50 divers has helped to collect harmful debris off the coast of the Corniche. Organised by Environment Agency Abu Dhabi (EAD), in partnership with the Emirates Diving Association and the Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Club, the …

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This remarkable mall is on a mission to save the planet

This remarkable mall is on a mission to save the planet

Masdar City, the capital’s eco-community, will soon have its own mall with ground having been officially broken on the project. Due to open in 2019, the AED 340 million My City Centre Masdar will lead the way in environmentally-friendly retail spaces …

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How are students helping fight plastic pollution?

How are students helping fight plastic pollution?

Students are being urged to reduce their reliance on single-use plastics as part of a nationwide campaign. The Drop It Youth (DIY) campaign created by Goumbook, a social enterprise that promotes sustainability in the UAE, is raising awareness in schools …

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This photographer is on an inspiring mission

This photographer is on an inspiring mission

After a trip changed the way he saw animals, photographer Wesam Saka decided to take up photography and use his time behind the lens for a greater cause across the UAE. Staff writer Camille Hogg sits down with him to …

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This enterprising young inventor has a big idea for the world

This enterprising young inventor has a big idea for the world

An Abu Dhabi student is aiming to help turn the tide in the fight to save the world’s oceans. Inspired by the United Nation’s #CleanSeas programme, GEMS United Indian School grade 5 student Sainath Manikandan has designed the M-Bot, a …

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