iPhone app to keep Abu Dhabi clean

iaverda app will allow residents to contact quick response waste management teams

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iPhone app to keep Abu Dhabi clean The iaverda app will help to better co-ordinate waste clean up in Abu Dhabi.
By  Mark Sutton Published  September 21, 2011

Environmental solutions company Averda is looking to keep the streets of Abu Dhabi cleaner, with the launch of an iPhone and iPad app.

The iaverda application, which can be downloaded from the Apple Store, will enable residents in the Abu Dhabi communities served by Averda to alert the company to any messes, so that Averda can dispatch its quick response waste management team to deal with the problem.

The app allows users to submit requests or queries, via text message or image, direct to Averda, which will then provide status updates and notifications on the status of the waste incident.

"We utilize the latest technologies in our waste management processes, so it only seemed natural that we branch out and explore similar high-tech options for keeping the communities we are active in involved in maintaining cleanliness," said Malek Sukkar, chief executive officer of Averda. "The launch of our iaverda application for the iPhone and iPad will allow communities to quickly address any waste issue in their area, by reporting the incident directly to us. Our teams will then mobilise to clean up the waste, helping to keep Abu Dhabi streets green.

"Through this free application, we are encouraging community engagement and environmental awareness. We strongly believe that we all have a part to play in keeping our cities clean, which is why we called it ‘iaverda' - ‘i' stands for every one of us as residents in the city, to provoke a sense of ownership and responsibility when it comes to environmental cleanliness," Sukkar added.

The service will initially be available in Abu Dhabi, but Averda plans to roll it out to all areas of the UAE where it operates.

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