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The Expo 2020 Dubai family comes together to Beat Plastic Pollution as part of World Environment Day 2018
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The Expo 2020 Dubai family comes together to Beat Plastic Pollution as part of World Environment Day 2018
DUBAI, UAE: More than 100 employees and families of Expo 2020 Dubai and its partners came together at Jebel Ali Wildlife Sanctuary to celebrate World Environment Day and join the global effort to beat plastic pollution.

Organised annually by UN Environment on 5 June, this year’s World Environment Day focuses on beating plastic pollution.

Also present were Expo 2020’s Premier Partners Accenture, Cisco, Emirates NBD, SAP and Siemens, as well as Official Partner UPS.

Sustainability is a key subtheme of Expo 2020 Dubai, the first World Expo to be held in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA). The organisers hope its influence will lead to positive changes in the lead up to, during and after the six months of the celebration.

Through its innovation and partnership programme Expo Live, Expo 2020 has been working with social innovators from around the world to help preserve the planet. Twenty five of 70 projects focus on sustainability – ranging from alternatives to plastic bags and containers to initiatives that empower the informal sector to recycle more plastic.

For more information about the Expo Live Global Innovators, visit:

About Expo 2020
Expo 2020 Dubai is guided by the belief that innovation and progress are the result of people and ideas combining in new ways. For six months from 20 October, 2020, Expo aims to bring together 180 countries and millions of people to celebrate human ingenuity: ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’.
· During the six months from 20 October, 2020 to 10 April, 2021, we expect millions of people to visit Expo
· About 70 per cent of all visitors are anticipated to come from outside the UAE – the largest proportion of international visitors in Expo history
· We aim to create and deliver an inclusive and global Expo with more than 200 participants, including nations, multilateral organisations, businesses and educational institutions
· Expo 2020 also has an ambitious volunteer programme, which aims to include more than 30,000 volunteers from a wide range of ages, nationalities, cultures and backgrounds
· The Expo site covers a total of 4.38 sqkm, including a 2 sqkm gated area. It is located adjacent to Al Maktoum International Airport in Dubai South
· Expo 2020 Dubai is the first World Expo to take place in the MEASA (Middle East, Africa and South Asia) region

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About World Expos
In 1851 the Crystal Palace was the centrepiece of London’s Great Exhibition – the first World Expo. It celebrated the man-made industrial wonders of a rapidly changing world. Architecture, contents and a theme, ‘Industry of All Nations’, were combined to create a big idea of nations meeting nations in shared technological and commercial progress. In more recent years, participants in World Expos, including governments, international organisations and companies, have gathered to find solutions to universal challenges and to promote their achievements, products, ideas, innovations, their national brand, and their nations as destinations for tourism, trade and investment.

World Expos are held under the auspices of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE), the intergovernmental organisation responsible for overseeing and regulating international exhibitions (‘Expos’) and for fostering their core values of Education, Innovation and Cooperation. Today, four types of Expos are organised under the BIE’s auspices: World Expos, Specialised Expos, Horticultural Expos and the Triennale di Milano.
Expo 2020 Dubai
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Beat Plastic Pollution
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World Environment Day 2018