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'Recycle bottle' boat at Dubai Creek race

October 26 2008




Bafco, the region’s premier architectural office interiors and office furniture supplier, had launched its ‘recycled’ flagship at the ‘Whatever Floats Your Boat’ Race’ held in Dubai Festival City Marina on October 25, 2008.

The company joined 14 other organisations such as Emirates Airlines, Dnata and HSBC as part of its plans to take corporate social responsibility for its surroundings.

Bafco employees collected more than 500 plastic bottles to construct a boat that raced along Dubai Creek.

Along with generating awareness for the initiative, Bafco donated Dh10,000 ($2721) with every dirham raised going directly to the ‘Clean Dubai’ initiative, run by the Emirates Environmental Group.

“We wanted to support this initiative to draw attention to local environmental issues. It was also a great way of getting all of our people involved in collecting waste plastic bottles,” said Bafco’s senior marketing executive Gilbert Grino.

Further references:
AME Info - Lotta bottle for BAFCO boat
Trade Arabia - 'Recycled bottle' boat at Dubai Creek race
Business 24/7 - Plastic Fantastic
Gulf News - Keeping afloat recycling spirit

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