Tue 09-05-2017 12:29 PM

Tadweer organises awareness workshop on waste segregation

ABU DHABI, 9th May, 2017 (WAM) -- As many as 250 companies and targeted environmental services providers specialising in waste management, have participated an awareness workshop from the Centre of Waste Management – Abu Dhabi, Tadweer, about the importance of segregating construction and demolition waste.

The workshop was also attended by construction and demolition waste producers.

Saeed Al Mehairbi, Acting General Manager of Tadweer, said, "This workshop comes in line with the Abu Dhabi Vision and Plan and reflects the important role that Tadweer plays in providing a safe, efficient and economical waste management system across the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. Tadweer has developed an integrated waste master plan that aims to reduce the amount of waste being diverted to landfills, through a number of waste recycling and reuse strategies."

"Construction and demolition waste constitutes a significant percentage of the total waste produced in Abu Dhabi. As environmental service providers and construction and demolition waste producers, you are significantly contributing to the realisation of our plans and objectives by segregating the demolition and construction waste from the source before transporting it to the recycling plants," Al Mehairbi added.

Recycling construction and demolition waste contributes effectively in reducing the percentage of waste resulting from construction and demolition activities. This waste is recycled through two plants that were established for this purpose. The first is located in Abu Dhabi and managed by Al Dhafra Recycling Industries, and the second is located in Al Ain and managed by Star International Waste Management LLC. The daily operating capacity of Al Dhafra plant reached 8,000 tonnes, and the annual production capacity reached 2,800,000 tonnes by the end of 2016.