This Is Not Plastic. Meet Starch Based Fully Compostable Bags

In recent times, we have witnessed an increased awareness around plastic pollution across the globe. UAE has also taken strong measures like applying surcharges on plastic usage, encouraging awareness campaigns and promoting alternatives to discourage its use.

MyEarth, the first-ever UAE homegrown company has a starch-based fully compostable product lineup that is totally organic and soluble in water.

A starch-based product line from MyEarth, including shopping bags, garbage bags, landscaping sheets, straws, boxes among others looks and feels the same as plastic but has a positive impact on the environment.

Because the products are made organically from starch, all products are sustainable and environmentally-friendly which means the material is biodegradable and compostable.

Community Events: Free Online Art Competition For Children

Our blog has taken a small initiative this summer to organise an online art competition “Little Picasso’s Masterpieces” for the little ones within the age group of 4 to 12.

Whether parents are looking for an activity for their children or looking to promote the young talented artist in the house, it is a chance to put some spotlight on all our young artists.

While locked inside their houses, the competition is a wonderful platform for young artists to display their wonderful artworks which deserve larger attention.

Winners of this art competition will receive prizes worth Dhs 1500 in total, a few select artworks will be displayed at An Yahh, an art gallery in DIFC and a select artist will have the opportunity to work with Pizza brand Pitfire in Jumeirah Lake Towers to design the pizza box. Plus there will be many surprise gifts.

The theme of the online art competition is “Battle Against Covid19”. Participants can send their entries showing the creative interpretation of solutions as their fight against the global pandemic, or any Covid19 thought they wish to express.

The aim of hosting the competition is to support, encourage and promote young artists through art.

We have three categories for participants based on age group.

4-6 Age Group for Crayon Colours

7-9 Age Group for Pencil Colours

10-12 Age Group for Poster or Water Colours

First prize winners from each category will receive a goody bag worth Dhs 250 each, second prize winners will receive gifts worth Dhs 150 each and third prize winner will be awarded gifts worth Dhs 100 each.

To participate in the contest, send us entries at littlepicassosmasterpieces@gmail.com

When you send the artwork, please do mention name of the child, age group, address, mobile number and description of the artwork.

Last date to submit entries is 30 June.

The event is supported by following brands. Sugarfied&Co., Livefreshr, Pullman Hotels and Resorts, Dubai Jumeirah Lakes Tower, Kwality Icecreams, Al Arooba, AnYahh Art Gallery in DIFC, Artiserie-A healthy gelato brand, Pitfire Pizza, Al Ain Farms, The Broth Lab and Dubai International Hotel.

Supporters of the art event

Please do support them back.

This Ethical Salon in JLT is Offering 50% Discount To Everyone Hit by Covid19 Financially

Located in Cluster N of Jumeirah Lakes Tower, this ethical salon, THT, known for using cruelty free vegan products and supporting community is back with another offer and this time it’s for those who have been financially affected due to the COVID-19 outbreak, in an effort to make everyone look and feel their best even during these difficult times.

Thus, the ethical JLT salon will be giving a one-time offer of 50% off on the total bill for those who suffered a job loss or are currently on unpaid leave as a result to this global pandemic. The offer is valid until the end of June and customers have to present adequate proof of their affected financial state to redeem the discount.

You can book your appointment by calling +971 45896670 or via whatsapp 055-9453125.

Comfort Arabia Collaborates with Washmen To Help Residents Donate Clothes This Ramadan

The Holy Month of Ramadan marks a season of giving back to the society for many UAE residents.

Every year during Ramadan, Comfort Arabia in collaboration with Red Crescent runs a campaign to support the donation of clothes to those in need. To do so, donation boxes are installed in different residential communities. Comfort Arabia has been running the campaign since 11 strong years.

However, to aide residents willing to donate clothes from the comfort of their homes, Comfort Arabia has collaborated with a Dubai based laundary service business, Washmen .

The donations will be collected by Washmen for free of cost, washed and then delivered to Emirates Red Crescent, whose team will then redirect the donations to those in need. 

To facilitate the donation program, Washmen has launched a separate ‘Donate’ feature on the app that customers can use to make donations this Ramadan. 

Here’s how to donate:

  1. Fill a bag with clothes to be donated.
  2. Mark the bag by writing donation on it.
  3. Schedule the pick-up via the Washmen App.

The donation will run throughout Ramadan. It will be completely free of charge for the residents of Dubai and Abu Dhabi allowing them to place their donation order with or without their laundry order.

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