Dulsco, human resource solutions and waste management services company, collected a record of 33,800 recyclables thus ensuring their diversion from the landfill.

Dulsco teamed up as the green partner at the 'Emirates Kids Marathon' that was conducted by the UAE Athletic Federation recently. The fun-filled yet educational event was held at Dubai's Al Mamzar Park to mark International Children's Day.

The marathon was held under the auspices of Shaikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Sports Council. Dulsco ensured that the venue was back to being clean and green after the event. The bottles collected were water bottles and juice bottles, apart from tetrapack and aluminum cans.

The Emirates Kids Marathon is an innovative initiative for the children to lead a healthy life. It was a fun filled day with many activities and games, for the children between the age of 5 - 13. The event encouraged children to be healthy as well to participate in various sporting activities. The main theme of the marathon dealt with fighting obesity.

During the marathon, Dulsco aimed to inculcate a behavioural change in the children, visitors and spectators on reducing and recycling of waste especially, plastic water bottles by putting it inside the green bin. Dulsco had placed more than 125 green bins for collecting recyclables. As the green partner at the event, Dulsco collected 24,400 plastic bottles, 9,400 tetrapack and aluminum cans at the event.

The Green Team from Dulsco was present at the event, including staff volunteers and workers to ensure that the recyclables are segregated at source meticulously and later recycled.

S. Madhumohan, director, waste management, Dulsco, said: "It is important that we tap the potential of the younger generation at an early stage to make an everlasting impact on the planet.

"The onus lies with corporates like us, parents and schools, who can encourage these young minds to initiate such waste recycling initiatives in the future."

Several workshops, competitions and entertaining activities for the children were scheduled at the venue. The event which culminated at Al Mamzar Park itself saw sheer stamina and passion by all the children. The onlookers, including families, boosted their morale.

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