It’s no secret, we use a lot of single use plastic water bottles. Our clients and staff engage in physically demanding activities on a daily basis. Be it buggy tours or motocross training, riding in the heat of the day in the desert requires adequate hydration.
We use around 2500 plastic water bottles per month during our peak season. This equates to around 40kg of waste plastic, every month!
We are conscious of our contribution to plastic waste and are actively striving to reduce our footprint by recycling all of our PET plastic bottle waste.
We have done our home-work and found a company that is as passionate about both growth and sustainability as we are, and innovative in their approach to bringing these together. DGrade is a Dubai based recycling and manufacturing company that is turning plastic waste into clothing and accessories for retail. We love this concept!
Plastic water bottles produced every year in UAE
Less than 6% of plastic is recycled in the UAE
- 50% of camel deaths in the UAE are due to plastic ingestion.
- Less than 6% of plastic is recycled in the UAE, which means 94% of plastic goes to landfill.
To help stream-line our recycling efforts, we have placed blue, plastic-bottle-only bins around MotoZone. We are calling on all our loyal community riders and valued clients to help us help our environment by disposing of your empty water bottles in these bins.
If you’re inclined to get involved and do your part, we will gladly accommodate your own house-hold PET plastic waste. Simply bring it with you to MotoZone and dump it in either the big green plastic waste bin next to the wash-bay, or any of the blue bins around our facility.
We believe that sustainable manufacturing solutions are the only way to protect the earth and our future.
With an increasing desire for sustainable products from consumers and a growing need to address plastic pollution, DGrade has developed Greenspun® a high-quality yarn made from recycled plastic water bottles. Greenspun® yarn replaces traditional polyester yarn to produce a wide range of fabrics for clothing and accessories.
DGrade is the only company to manage the full supply chain from plastic bottle collection through to clothing production.
We spend a significant amount of time roaming around the desert on two and four wheels alike. It is always a pleasure when the landscape is mostly untouched and clean. However, there are areas and places where waste is a real eye-sore; not to mention posing a very real risk to the lives of wild-life and live-stock. MotoZone is driving a Desert Clean-Up initiative whereby we head out on a trash collecting mission with our team and any volunteers who support our cause.
If you’re interested in getting involved, keep an eye out on our social platforms for the next clean-up mission and come and join us in keeping our sandy back-yard beautiful and clean.
As always, yours in dirt,