Waste management

    UAE targets ‘Waste-free Schools’ through new project

    Dubai: The UAE on Saturday announced the ‘Waste-free Schools’ project to promote the adoption of “circular economy principles”. The project was launched during the second meeting of the UAE Council for Environmental and Municipal Work chaired by Mariam bint Mohammed Almheiri, Minister of Climate Change and Environment. The ministry signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) […]

    ‘Clean UAE’ concludes after removing over 40 tonnes of trash

    Dubai: The 21st cycle of ‘Clean UAE’ campaign that started on December 5 in Ajman, concluded on a high note with the participation of 50,943 volunteers during the final leg of the annual clean-up drive on December 15 in Abu Dhabi. Organised by Emirates Environmental Group (EEG), under the patronage of Ministry of Climate Change […]

    ‘Clean UAE’ campaign nets over 11 tonnes of waste for recycling in Dubai

    Dubai: The fourth leg of the country-wide ‘Clean UAE’ campaign, organised by Emirates Environmental Group (EEG) in cooperation with the Ministries of Climate Change and Environment and Community Development, saw the participation of 6,395 volunteers who collected around 11,3 tonnes of waste for recycling and proper disposing on Saturday. The area covered by the campaign […]

    Tadweer gears up efforts in preparation for Eid Al-Adha

    ABU DHABI, 29th June, 2022 (WAM) — Abu Dhabi Waste Management Centre (Tadweer) has announced a comprehensive work plan for Eid Al-Adha to manage the expected increase in the volume of waste during the holiday. Dr. Salem Khalfan Al Kaabi, Tadweer Director-General, said, “The Centre is constantly working to improve the services that it provides […]

    Dubai Chambers joins Dubai Can sustainability initiative to reduce plastic waste

    DUBAI, 10th June, 2022 (WAM) — Dubai Chambers has announced its participation in the Dubai Can sustainability initiative by launching a special campaign for its employees to reduce the use of single-use plastic water bottles at the organisation’s headquarters. The announcement was made during a staff gathering event hosted by the Chamber. It was attended […]

    UAE launches region’s first waste-to-feed project

    DUBAI, 27th May, 2022 (WAM) — Mariam bint Mohammed Almheiri, Minister of Climate Change and the Environment, inaugurated the region’s first project that will upcycle organic waste into high-quality products. The venture by innovative homegrown startup Circa Biotech farms black soldier fly (BSF) larvae, fed by food leftovers before being turned into animal proteins, organic […]

    EGA, AUS to research food waste re-use for soils made with bauxite residue

    ABU DHABI, 26th May, 2022 (WAM) — Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) today announced a collaboration with the American University of Sharjah’ (AUS) College of Engineering to research the economic and environmental benefits of re-using food waste to enrich manufactured soils made from bauxite residue, and further applications in waste-to-energy. The AED1.6 million three-year research project […]

    RTA ramps up power-saving, recycling, waste management initiatives

    DUBAI, 12th May, 2022 (WAM) — Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is making every effort to enhance the sustainability of all services and operations. The drive is part of efforts to provide vital support to the Dubai Government’s efforts to make Dubai the most sustainable and happiest city in the world. The CEO of […]

    Construction of UAE’s first waste-to-energy plant complete
    27 Apr 2022

    Construction of the UAE’s first waste-to-energy plant is complete and systems testing is under way. The plant in Sharjah is central to its plans to become the Middle East’s first zero-waste city and support the UAE’s 2050 net-zero goals. The complex will turn unrecyclable waste into clean energy and ensure nothing is sent to landfill, state news agency […]

    Abu Dhabi plans to stop sending waste to landfill by 2071

    Abu Dhabi has plans to ensure no waste is sent to landfill after 2071. The zero waste proposal, made on Thursday at an online roundtable discussion on Abu Dhabi’s conservation plans, is part of the emirate’s Environmental Centennial 2071, a 50-year timetable launched by the Environment Agency Abu Dhabi. Officials said they planned to use satellite technology to […]