dubizzle users reduced the UAE's ecological footprint by over 2.6 million tons of CO2 in 2017

UAE residents exchanged 1.4 million items through dubizzle in 2017, resulting in savings of over 2.6 million tons of CO2 emissions

  
dubizzle users reduced the UAE's ecological footprint by over 2.6 million tons of CO2 in 2017

The CO2 emissions saved are equivalent to an additional 500,000 passenger vehicles driven for one year, which is equivalent to approximately a third of all cars on the road in Dubai today

Dubai: In 2017, 1.4 million items were exchanged on dubizzle, directly contributing to saving over 2.6 million tons of CO2 emissions. This figure is equivalent to an additional 500,000 passenger vehicles driven for one year, which is equivalent to approximately a third of all cars on the road in Dubai today.

These insights were revealed in an exclusive dubizzle report* done examining dubizzle transactions for the year 2017.** Select insights from the report were released in the run-up to World Environment Day on June 5, 2017. All stages in the life-cycle of a product until it reaches the user were considered for some of the most traded product categories on dubizzle, such as furniture, cars and electronics.

Barry Judge, General Manager at dubizzle said: “At dubizzle, we have created a community where underused goods are redistributed to fill a new need and become wanted again. As a result, we have substantially reduced our carbon footprint. As a private sector company, it is our responsibility to give back to that community and act with a social conscience. Whether it is offering free repairs for everyday items to visitors at Ripe Market or providing free car safety inspections to UAE residents, dubizzle always tries to promote sustainable behavior. I encourage all companies across the UAE to operate in this spirit and spearhead their own social initiatives to give back to the communities they operate in.”

dubizzle's commitment to extending the life of products and reducing its carbon footprint is in line with the UAE’s Clean Energy Strategy 2050***. Through this strategy, the government has committed to increasing clean energy in the total energy mix to 50 per cent by 2050 and reduce carbon footprint of power generation by 70 percent. It also seeks to increase consumption efficiency of individuals and corporates by 40 percent.

“As we mark the year of Zayed in 2018, it is a reminder for all of us to promote the values that the Founding Father of the UAE displayed throughout his life, including his commitment to sustainability. These staggering figures released by dubizzle demonstrate the significant positive impact our users are having on the environment.” Judge concluded.

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