Eight-year-old Indian-origin student, Nia Tony has been honoured in Dubai for her tremendous effort in collecting nearly 15,000 kg of paper waste in the Gulf emirate as part of a nationwide recycling campaign.
Her efforts in keeping the environment clean by collecting the paper waste have been appreciated. She campaigned around her area to collect paper so that it be recycled every week. She collected newspapers, magazines and other paper that people were throwing away.
“I think it’s important for children, like myself, to start recycling and spreading awareness about the environment from an early age, so we can acquire the habit of living green as we get older,” she added.
She was honoured during the 22nd edition of the Emirates Recycling Awards in Dubai.
Tony won the paper section in the individual category for her efforts in collecting a total of 14,914 kg of paper waste, the report said.
The eco-friendly drive had three categories – corporations, academic institutions and individuals/families – and the materials that were collected included paper, plastic, glass, cans, mobiles, among other items.
Through this United Arab Emirates (UAE)-wide campaign, the Emirates Environmental Group (EEG) was able to reduce projected carbon emissions by at least 73,393 metric tonnes, it said.