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THE COUNTRY & THE ENVIRONMENT - WASTE MANAGEMENT

Tadweer signs new contracts worth over AED1.2 billion in five zones

Posted on 30/08/2016

Tadweer, the Centre of Waste Management, Abu Dhabi, has signed new contracts worth over AED1.2 billion with the Sharjah Environment Company (Bee'ah), Averda Waste Management, Lavajet Abu Dhabi and Nael and Bin Harmal Hydro-export Establishment joint venture, to provide waste collection and transportation, street sweeping and cleaning services. Agreements were also signed with Eagle Environment Services and Pest Control, Akar Landscaping Services and Agriculture, and Prime Tech Diversified ...  >>MORE

Drones to nab Dubai litterbugs

Posted on 05/04/2016

Drones are set to become the new inspectors, as Dubai Municipality has confirmed that it will use unmanned aerial vehicles to catch litterbugs red-handed. The municipality's waste management department has already purchased one drone as part of its trial phase, and according to officials, has so far yielded positive results. "Since they are very cost effective, we expect to have two more drones later this year, which will carry out inspections across deserts and beaches,” Abdul Majeed Al ...  >>MORE

EAD organises forum and publishes guide on Sustainable Waste Management for Organisations

Posted on 10/06/2015

The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi, EAD, has organised a forum on Sustainable Waste Management for Organisations, to mark World Environment Day, held this year under the theme, "Seven Billion Dreams, One Planet, Consume with Care". The event aimed to raise awareness and understanding on how organisations in the government and private sectors can support a more sustainable approach to waste management delivering significant benefits for the economy, society and the environment. Speakers at the ...  >>MORE

Tadweer reveals ‘GCC first’ master plan for sustainable recycling

Posted on 03/06/2015

ABU DHABI, 3rd June, 2015 (WAM)-- Tadweer, the waste management authority in Abu Dhabi, has announced an ambitious 25-year recycling plan that it hopes will be picked up by the rest of the region breaking the emirate into different zones with specific types of recycling centres introduced to match the kinds of waste generated there. "It will be the first time in the GCC that a plan in this nature and size is undertaken," Fehily Timoney, managing director of Irish environmental consultancy FT ...  >>MORE

Bee'ah wins prestigious honour at IBX Awards for sustainability

Posted on 29/05/2015

Bee'ah, the Sharjah Environment Company, has won a prestigious honour at the International Business Excellence Awards 2015, IBX Awards, for the sustainability category, held recently in Dubai. In their successful pursuit of sustainable development in Sharjah, Bee'ah developed the infrastructure in Sharjah, allowing the emirate to move significantly closer towards a 'zero waste to landfill' objective for the emirate. The award was presented to Fahad Shehail, Chief Operating Officer at Bee'ah. ...  >>MORE

Bee’ah takes over integrated waste management operations in Dibba Al Hisn

Posted on 06/04/2015

Bee'ah, the Sharjah Environment Company, has announced the signing of a five-year Service Contract Agreement with Dibba Al Hisn Municipality for city cleaning and waste management services, in line with their efforts to promote environmental awareness across the community. Under the agreement, the city cleaning division of Bee'ah, Tandeef, will undertake regular cleaning services of various areas in Dibba Al Hisn, including public squares, municipality buildings' outdoor plazas and city ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi City Municipality reviews master plan of irrigation

Posted on 09/03/2015

As part of efforts put by the Municipal System to renovate public realms in Abu Dhabi emirate, the Abu Dhabi City Municipality, through Municipal Infrastructure and Assets Sector, has reviewed its irrigation master plan along with the Guide to the Design of Public Realms in Abu Dhabi in two work papers presented at the Future Landscape and Public Realms Conference held recently in Abu Dhabi. The conference, which was held for the first time ever, reviewed a wide range of current and future ...  >>MORE

ECOWaste 2015 marks successful conclusion in Abu Dhabi

Posted on 26/01/2015

The second edition of ECOWaste, a key platform dedicated to showcasing next generation waste management and recycling solutions, marked its successful completion at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre having attracted 50 local and international companies along with 2,000 buyers and specialists from the waste management and recycling sectors. The four-day event was organised as part of the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week from January 19th to 22nd. Eisa Saif Al Qubaisi, General Manager, Tadweer ...  >>MORE

Bee’ah to purchase top-range electric fleet for waste collection

Posted on 26/11/2014

Bee'ah, an environmental and waste management company, has signed a contract with Alke, an Italian company which specialises in the manufacture of electric units, to purchase the first 10 eco-friendly electric units, specially made for waste collection from cities, sports centres, airports, camping sites and tourism villages. Bee'ah aims to consolidate the emirate of Sharjah's status at the forefront of cities adopting the best environmental practices locally and regionally, making Sharjah the ...  >>MORE

Bee’ah runs competition to raise awareness on waste

Posted on 03/11/2014

Bee'ah, an environmental and waste management company, is running a competition on Instagram to raise awareness on the amount of waste generated in the U.A.E.. Winners of the competition will each win a Dh500 voucher from Sharjah Co-Operatives Societies. Bee'ah will sculpt bales of waste into the shape of a car and ‘park' it in five Sharjah Co-Operatives Societies in different locations across the Emirate —Gharayen, Sweihat, Halwan, Khorfakkan and Kalba. Those who wish to participate in the ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi's Tadweer, Japan's JICA to discuss collaboration in waste management technologies development

Posted on 29/08/2014

The Centre of Waste Management - Abu Dhabi, Tadweer, and Japan International Cooperation Agency, (JICA) are set to discuss ways of promoting greater collaboration in the development of waste management technologies and the development of an integrated and sustainable pest control system in Abu Dhabi, at a forthcoming meeting early next week. The meeting which will take place on 31 August as part of JICA's five-day official visit to Abu Dhabi which follows a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) ...  >>MORE

Sharjah’s smart bins to save garbage collection costs

Posted on 30/06/2014

The remarkable waste container monitoring initiative is created to optimise the collection of waste and recyclables. New smart bins equipped with "intelligent” sensors are being introduced in Sharjah, which will save up to "20 per cent or more” in garbage collection costs, setting a new precedent in cutting-edge waste management solutions — the first of its kind in the region. The revolutionary new smart bins demonstrate the innovative efforts of Bee'ah, the Middle East's leading and award ...  >>MORE

Dubai's ‘My City - My Environment’ phase II

Posted on 16/05/2014

Having successfully completed the two week awareness campaign, the waste management department at Dubai Municipality launches the second stage of ‘My City… My Environment' drive on 15 May 2014 to more areas in Dubai focusing on the collection and segregation of recyclable waste at source, thus reducing waste to landfill. Based on the success and positive response from the community members during the pilot project last year, the department in collaboration with its stakeholders expanded the ...  >>MORE

UAE’s first car recycling plant ready for operation

Posted on 20/02/2014

Dumped cars that used to gather carpets of dust on sandy lots and back streets can be put to better use after the UAE's first car-recycling plant officially opened on Wednesday. The plant will extract valuable metals and help to recycle or reprocess plastics, upholstery, cables and mechanical parts. It will also greatly reduce the amount of landfill. The plant became operational in October and has since been undergoing tests. It has already processed about 350 old cars but its capacity is ...  >>MORE

Bee’ah to make Sharjah no-waste place by first quarter of next year

Posted on 17/02/2014

Bee'ah manages the Middle East's largest Material Recovery Facility at a capacity to process 500,000 tonnes of waste per year. Automatic Restaurant on Buheirah Corniche Street is what you have to look out for when trying to locate the head office of Bee'ah, the environment and waste management company in Sharjah with near celebrity status. The Bee'ah office has a partial rubber flooring made of recycled tyres at the entrance and is therefore, in many ways, more green than the green of the ...  >>MORE

Now, a waste separator in UAE that allows recycling at source

Posted on 20/06/2012

With the push of a button, tenants of some residential and office towers will soon be able to send recyclables to specific collection bins rather than discard large bags of mixed waste bound for the landfill, says a UAE eco firm. The company has designed a new separation-at-source recycling system — that is pending patent in the United States — to help the environment and offset operating costs for owners of residential and office building units. The new technology can be retrofitted into ...  >>MORE

Campaign calls for can recycling

Posted on 06/05/2012

The Emirates Environmental Group (EEG) collected aluminium cans weighing a total of 16,150kg for recycling this year, the organisation announced on Saturday. EEG's announcement coincided with its Can Collection Drive, which took place at locations across the seven emirates. A total of 300 government agencies, hotels, schools, companies and families took part in this year's event, happening for the 15th year in succession. However, despite a successful drive, the total number of cans ...  >>MORE

New facility in Abu Dhabi speeds up waste disposal

Posted on 28/12/2011

A new operations facility for waste management in Abu Dhabi has helped speed up waste disposal in the city and its outskirts. The new facility in Mussaffah has helped recycle thousands of litres of water at its truck-washing station over the past three weeks, besides improving waste disposal operations, a spokesperson for Averda International, the waste management company that operates the facility, told Gulf News yesterday. The facility has several eco-friendly systems including the ...  >>MORE

Residents to be rewarded for using recycling machines

Posted on 29/09/2011

Recycling is about to get more rewarding in the UAE. Aside from the benefits of reusing materials and reducing the amount of waste we produce, residents who separate their plastics from their cans will receive a reward when they recycle using a reverse-vending machine. By December, 106 such machines will be deployed in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah by Averda, a waste management company in Abu Dhabi. A further 112 machines are being rolled out across Saudi Arabia. Nasser Bakkar, director of ...  >>MORE

Attractive waste bins to help enhance aesthetic look of city

Posted on 14/09/2011

The Dubai Municipality has started to replace old waste bins with attractive ones decorated with pictures of flowers to enhance the aesthetic look of the city. "We will place these bins in malls and other public places. We have already formed a team that will ensure optimal use of the means of storing waste as per the best international technical standards," said Abdul Majeed Sifai, Director, Waste Management Department, Dubai Municipality. He said placing attractive bins is in line with ...  >>MORE

Eco-friendly messages to be advertised using ‘wasted light’ on Sharjah’s recycling bins

Posted on 07/09/2011

The emirate's semi-government waste management agency — Bee'ah has launched a novel method of using "wasted light” and advertising environmental messages on recycle bins placed on Sharjah streets, it announced in a statement on Tuesday. The new advertising technique utilises reflective boards placed on Bee'ah's recycle bins situated at prominent locations across Sharjah to light up environmental corporate messages all day, the statement added. A senior Bee'ah official said that reflective ...  >>MORE

Work on Abu Dhabi's strategic sewer tunnel begins

Posted on 19/01/2011

H.H. Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, National Security Advisor, and Vice-Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, attended yesterday a ceremony held by Abu Dhabi Sewerage Services Company (ADSSC) to mark the inauguration of works on the deep sewer tunnel, which is part of the Strategic Tunnel Enhancement Programme (STEP), at Mahawi Bridge area on the Abu Dhabi - Al Ain highway. Attending the ceremony were H.H Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chief of Abu Dhabi Crown Prince's Court and ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi launches region's first comprehensive framework for wastewater regulation

Posted on 07/06/2010

The Regulation and Supervision Bureau (RSB), the independent regulatory body for the water, wastewater and electricity sector of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, announced yesterday the launch of two important new regulations. This concludes a three-year consultation process across the wastewater sector. The Trade Effluent Control Regulations govern all non-domestic discharges into the emirate's sewerage system. Previously, there were no formal controls over what businesses were allowed to ...  >>MORE

Borouge and ADNOC-Distribution initiate a waste collection for recycling programme

Posted on 07/06/2010

In recognition of the United Nations Environment Programme's (UNEP) World Environment Day (June 5), ADNOC-Distribution and Borouge have signed an agreement to provide consumer waste segregation and collection facilities for the purpose of recycling at ADNOC service stations throughout the United Arab Emirates (UAE). ADNOC-Distribution is the leading marketer and distributor of petroleum products and services within the UAE and Borouge is a leading provider of innovative plastics solutions ...  >>MORE

First ever building waste recycling plant opens in Abu Dhabi

Posted on 12/05/2010

An innovative new Construction and Demolition Waste Recycling Plant officially opened in Al Dhafra yesterday. The plant, which uses environmentally friendly technology, will process and recycle building waste to produce aggregate materials which can be re-used in the construction industry. The plant is one of the largest and most sophisticated of its kind in the region. It has the capacity to handle more than 5,000 tons and to reach 15000 tons in the future. The plant will separate plastics, ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi launches waste disposal system

Posted on 08/02/2010

The second phase of the electro-hydraulic underground waste collection system was launched by the Centre of Waste Management — Abu Dhabi in Al Khalidiya on Sunday. Replacing the existing bins, the system will eliminate odours, scavengers and litter around collection points, thus improving the aesthetics and ensuring a cleaner environment for residents, said Majid Al Mansouri, the centre's Managing Director. The new 20 cubic metre containers have a larger capacity which will reduce the ...  >>MORE

Major recycling scheme launched in Abu Dhabi

Posted on 04/11/2009

Incentives will be given to residents of Abu Dhabi emirate for joining a comprehensive recycling scheme, launched by the Centre of Waste Management (CWM) on Monday. The scheme aims to increase awareness on minimising waste and making recycling a daily habit. While those who actively reduce waste and take part in the recycling process will benefit from the incentives, penalties may be imposed on those who stay away from it after regulations are put in place. However, this proposal is pending ...  >>MORE

Environment Minister inaugurates region’s largest medical waste incinerator

Posted on 11/06/2009

Dr Rashid Ahmed bin Fahad, Minister of Environment '&' Water, inaugurated Wednesday the Middle East's largest medical waste treatment plant in Dubai. Eng. Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director General of Dubai Municipality, Kenji Saito, Japanese Consul General in Dubai, Essa Al Ghurair, Director, ETA Star Group and Syed M. Salahuddin, Managing Director, ETA Star Group and senior officials of the Municipality were present on the occasion. The UAE's first and largest vertical medical incinerator is ...  >>MORE

Underground system launched to solve waste disposal problem in Abu Dhabi

Posted on 08/06/2009

The Centre of Waste Management - Abu Dhabi launched its innovative and electrohydraulic underground waste system across Abu Dhabi on Sunday. As a part of the initial implementation stage, which will include 31 locations in the capital, the centre will begin operating the system on Wednesday and will initially operate at three locations weekly, Majid Al Mansouri, centre managing director, said. The waste management centre has worked on implementing a new, advanced underground collection ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi rubbish will go hi-tech

Posted on 16/03/2009

Overflowing bins could soon be a thing of the past in Abu Dhabi. A new rubbish collection system involving underground containers is due to start at selected locations in two months' time before being rolled out across the emirate. The project, part of a wider plan to improve waste management and recycling, is a response in part to the problem of rats and other vermin attracted by open, often-overflowing bins. It will be implemented by the Centre of Waste Management initially at 31 places ...  >>MORE

Government to tackle demolition waste

Posted on 10/02/2009

The Government has funded two projects to tackle mountains of construction waste and giant piles of old tyres. A contract, for Dh1.1 billion (US$300 million), has been awarded to Thiess Services Middle East to build and operate a demolition waste facility in Abu Dhabi. Another to rebuild and operate an Al Ain recycling plant that is already capable of processing 20,000 tonnes of old tyres a year, went to Omnix Group. The two projects will be handed back to the Government at some point in the ...  >>MORE

etisalat takes custodianship of Envirofone Recycling Initiative

Posted on 05/02/2009

etisalat announced yesterday its exclusive sponsorship of EnviroFone - the UAE national mobile phone and e-waste recycling campaign - The Environment - It's in Your Hands. This announcement will take the total amount pledged by etisalat in the campaign to Dh 5 million, covering publicity support, incentives and operational expenses. This was announced in a press conference organized at etisalat's head office in Abu Dhabi that was scheduled to coincide with the 12th UAE National Environment ...  >>MORE

EMAL recycles waste on construction site to conserve environment

Posted on 15/01/2009

Emirates Aluminium (EMAL), currently building the largest single site aluminium smelter, continues its commitment to environmental protection by initiating waste recycling activities on its construction site to minimize its impact on the environment. Since the inception of the EMAL smelter project, the company has recycled an average of one truck load per week, that includes 25.64 tonnes of wood, 31.4 tonnes of paper and cardboard, 1.65 tonnes of plastic, glass and cans and 40 tonnes of steel. ...  >>MORE

'UAE region's leader in waste management'

Posted on 06/07/2008

The UAE, one of the biggest producers of waste in the region, is also a leading country in the GCC in terms of waste management projects, according to a recent report. Currently, GCC countries rank in the top 10 of world waste producers with 120 million tons of waste generated per year. The UAE and Saudi Arabia produce the most waste. However, GCC countries are now responding to their responsibilities and the growing requirement of waste management, according to officials who released latest ...  >>MORE

TAQA opens recycling centres across UAE

Posted on 11/06/2008

The Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC (TAQA) opened the fourth of its ten proposed recycling centres in the UAE, in partnership with Emirates Environmental Group (EEG). "TAQA's leadership in the education of environmental issues has resulted in our support of the creation of ten recycling sites at schools, colleges and universities across the Emirates," Peter Barker-Homek, Chief Executive Officer of TAQA, says. "We are proud to be involved with the Reduce, Reuse and Recycle Campaign, ...  >>MORE

UAE's first construction waste management plant opened

Posted on 19/05/2008

The emirate of Sharjah yesterday saw the inauguration of the first UAE's plant for recycling construction waste. The Dh40 million Saja'a waste management factory is developed and run by Emirates Environmental Technology Company under supervision of Bee'ah, a limited liability joint stock company, partly owned by Sharjah Municipality. The state-of-the-art recycling facility was opened as per the directives of Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed ...  >>MORE

Dh10 million plant will recycle edible oil waste

Posted on 10/04/2008

The Dubai Municipality and Al Serkal Group have announced the launch of a Dh10-million waste treatment facility in Al Aweer, dedicated to recycling edible oil waste from hotels, restaurants and food processing factories. The plant will start functioning early next month. Hussain Nasser Lootah, Acting Director-General of Dubai Municipality, said the new plant has been constructed in accordance with the highest international standards. It is equipped with state-of-the-art machinery to handle ...  >>MORE

Landfill to be developed into world-class recycling plant

Posted on 13/02/2008

Salim bin Mohammed Al Owais, Chairman of Bee'ah, The Sharjah Environment Company, a joint venture company between the Government of Sharjah and the private sector that will supervise Al Saja'ah site, said: "We have now established a number of strong partnerships with several companies that specialise in different areas of recycling and waste management.” Shipments of equipment required to manage the waste to allow its reuse will arrive within the next six months, he said after a meeting with ...  >>MORE

New environmental strategy unveiled in lead up to WFES

Posted on 21/01/2008

A three year environmental strategy which is designed to educate and encourage waste reduction in the regional exhibition industry has been launched by Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Company (ADNEC). The launch of the strategy coincides with the inaugural World Future Energy Summit (WFES), being held at ADNEC from 21 - 23 January 2008. During the lead up to the much anticipated WFES, which will address the importance of global energy conservation and pressing environmental challenges, ADNEC is ...  >>MORE

UAE seeks IAEA assistance on radioactive waste management

Posted on 16/01/2008

The UAE is currently joining force with the Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to devise guidelines for radioactive waste management in the oil and gas industries. Director General of the Federal Environment Agency (FEA) Dr. Salim Al Dhahiri said:' 'The UAE is cooperation with the IAEA to chalk out a long-term strategy for disposal and management of radioactive waste and standards for radioactive waste disposal facilities.” He added the FEA is hosting IAEA radioactive ...  >>MORE

First Project under the Clean Development Mechanism in the UAE approved

Posted on 02/08/2007

A project to develop a landfill in the Emirate of Sharjah was approved during a meeting of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Higher Committee held in July 2007.The meeting was chaired by Mohammed bin Dha'en Al-Hameli, Minister of Energy. The landfill project will be executed by a private company, following the Government of Sharjah's approval. In 2005, the Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD) was nominated as the Designated National Authority for CDM. According to Majid Al Mansouri, ...  >>MORE

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Tadweer signs new contracts worth over AED1.2 billion in five zones


Drones to nab Dubai litterbugs


EAD organises forum and publishes guide on Sustainable Waste Management for Organisations


Tadweer reveals ‘GCC first’ master plan for sustainable recycling


Bee'ah wins prestigious honour at IBX Awards for sustainability


Bee’ah takes over integrated waste management operations in Dibba Al Hisn


Abu Dhabi City Municipality reviews master plan of irrigation


ECOWaste 2015 marks successful conclusion in Abu Dhabi


Bee’ah to purchase top-range electric fleet for waste collection


Bee’ah runs competition to raise awareness on waste


Abu Dhabi's Tadweer, Japan's JICA to discuss collaboration in waste management technologies development


Sharjah’s smart bins to save garbage collection costs


Dubai's ‘My City - My Environment’ phase II


UAE’s first car recycling plant ready for operation


Bee’ah to make Sharjah no-waste place by first quarter of next year


Now, a waste separator in UAE that allows recycling at source


Campaign calls for can recycling


New facility in Abu Dhabi speeds up waste disposal


Residents to be rewarded for using recycling machines


Attractive waste bins to help enhance aesthetic look of city


Eco-friendly messages to be advertised using ‘wasted light’ on Sharjah’s recycling bins


Work on Abu Dhabi's strategic sewer tunnel begins


Abu Dhabi launches region's first comprehensive framework for wastewater regulation


Borouge and ADNOC-Distribution initiate a waste collection for recycling programme


First ever building waste recycling plant opens in Abu Dhabi


Abu Dhabi launches waste disposal system


Major recycling scheme launched in Abu Dhabi


Environment Minister inaugurates region’s largest medical waste incinerator


Underground system launched to solve waste disposal problem in Abu Dhabi


Abu Dhabi rubbish will go hi-tech


Government to tackle demolition waste


etisalat takes custodianship of Envirofone Recycling Initiative


EMAL recycles waste on construction site to conserve environment


'UAE region's leader in waste management'


TAQA opens recycling centres across UAE


UAE's first construction waste management plant opened


Dh10 million plant will recycle edible oil waste


Landfill to be developed into world-class recycling plant


New environmental strategy unveiled in lead up to WFES


UAE seeks IAEA assistance on radioactive waste management


First Project under the Clean Development Mechanism in the UAE approved