The Art of Recycling is back with its second edition

The Art Of Recycling At Abu Dhabi Mall

Calling all artists and eco-enthusiasts in Abu Dhabi — The Art of Recycling is coming back for its second edition. Brush up on those recycling skills and get collecting, because this time is going to be bigger than ever

If it has seemed like sustainability is everywhere you look this year, the upcoming COP28 summit has a lot to do with it.

Lucky for you, there is a fun way to be a part of the noise and make a difference while at it! Yalla Abu Dhabi and Abu Dhabi Mall proudly announce the return of ‘The Art of Recycling’.

Building on the tremendous success of its inaugural edition, this year’s event promises to be bigger, bolder, and more inspiring than ever before. Under the theme of ‘No Time To Waste’, the stage is set for artists and environmental enthusiasts alike to once again dig deep and emerge with innovation.

The Art of Recycling is part of a movement that merges art and sustainability, encouraging participants to explore the limitless possibilities of repurposing materials. As the world grapples with mounting environmental challenges, we hope to rightfully dignify recycling as an art form, igniting a spark of creativity that fuels positive change.

With the competition due to kick off in the latter half of the year, this allows for time to gather a variety of materials and bring your vision to life. Remember, your work is going to be on display at Abu Dhabi Mall for hundreds to see, so there is no time to waste.

While details on the prizes for this year’s competition are being kept under wraps momentarily, participants can anticipate an array of enticing rewards that will honour their exceptional artistic abilities and unwavering commitment to environmental stewardship.

And of course, be loads of fun!

The second edition of The Art of Recycling promises to be a resounding celebration of ingenuity, sustainability, and the boundless power of creativity. Which gives you a chance to leave an indelible mark on the fight against waste and environmental degradation.


The Art Of Recycling At Abu Dhabi Mall


Who Can Participate?

With a myriad of categories, including some new ones, there are that many more chances for you to shoot your shot.

  • Kindergarten/nursery
  • Primary School
  • Secondary School
  • University students (Under 21)
  • Adults
  • People of Determination (Under 12)
  • People of Determination (Over 12)


Start Collecting

  • Paper, including newspapers, magazines, and mixed paper
  • Cardboard
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • PET Plastic bottles
  • Metal containers, including tin, aluminium and steel cans


Don’t Collect

  • Greasy paper, such as oil-soaked paper plates and pizza boxes
  • Used paper towels, tissues
  • Broken ceramics, light bulbs and mirrors
  • Film plastics, such as plastic bags, shrink wrap, and bubble wrap
  • Plastic straws, plastic drinks stirrers
  • Helium balloons
  • Plastic cotton buds
  • Plastic coffee cups and lids
  • Plastic cups in general
  • Plastic cutlery
  • Plastic food containers, usually polystyrene for take away food
  • Plastic plates
  • Styrofoam, otherwise known as expanded polystyrene (EPS)
  • Hard plastic items
  • Electronic waste (e-waste)
  • Construction and demolition (C&D) debris, such as concrete and drywall
  • Carrier stock; the paper packaging around packs of drink cans

Watch this space as Yalla Abu Dhabi and Abu Dhabi Mall reveal prizes, judges, timelines and more.


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