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The Mall at WTCAD Collects Over 76,000 Plastic Bags in 4 Days

As a community-focused mall, The Mall at WTCAD takes environmental conservation extremely seriously. This month, The Mall offered its visitors the opportunity to exchange their harmful plastic bags for eco-friendly shopping bags. By collecting over 76,500 plastic bags it achieved its goal of raising awareness of the disastrous impact of plastic pollution.

Since the 1950s, around 8.3 billion tons of plastic have been produced worldwide yet only 9% of it has been recycled. Frighteningly, over the past 50 years, world plastic production has doubled, meaning that currently every minute about 2 million plastic bags are used worldwide. This has disastrous results as plastic is killing more than 1.1 million seabirds and animals every year.

This month, the ‘Rethink Plastic’ campaign, led by The Mall at WTCAD, Emirates Nature WWF and the EAD, educated visitors about how the mindless disposal of plastic bags can have very harmful consequences on the environment and showed families how they can change their habits to combat this epidemic problem of unnecessary waste.  By stopping using plastic bags and with re-usable Jute bags still available to buy at The Mall, we encourage you to join this powerful initiative and be part of the green movement! Student volunteered and contributed in spreading the awareness and collecting plastic bags, while encouraging shoppers to make a pledge and make a commitment to how they will continue to re-think plastic.

About The Mall at World Trade Center, Abu Dhabi

The World Trade Center Abu Dhabi is a 226,295 sq. m mixed-use urban centre located in the heart of downtown Abu Dhabi that appeals to tourists and residents alike. It is managed by Aldar Properties PJSC, the leading real estate developer in Abu Dhabi.

The iconic landmark features the Burj Mohammed Bin Rashid, which is Abu Dhabi’s tallest residential tower, The Mall at World Trade Centre (The Mall at WTCAD), the popular retail destination, and The Souk, which offers an authentic Arabian shopping experience. The Souk is a contemporary interpretation of the traditional market in Abu Dhabi, playing host to traditional artefacts, abayas, henna, spices, jewellery, Arabic perfumes, traditional clothing and accessories of all kinds.

The Mall at WTCAD provides the convenience of an urban retail destination via its distinctive entertainment, shopping and dining experiences. The Mall at WTCAD features 230 retail brands, including 45 restaurants, including 13 fast food outlets, an 8-screen Novo Cinema and The Hub, the licensed fine-dining destination. The Mall at WTCAD has 5,000 car parking spaces and offers valet parking.

The World Trade Center Abu Dhabi also features the Courtyard by Marriott hotel for business visitors and tourists looking for a new place to stay in Abu Dhabi’s downtown commercial area. With 195 keys, it has been designed with the needs of the modern-day traveler in mind, offering a fine balance of indulgence and practicality.


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