Tadweer unveils new waste collection center to celebrate World Environment Day
Tadweer, the region’s first waste management solution company, announced the opening of a new waste collection site at Al Safa Park to commemorate World Environmental Day on June 5. The new facility will provide residents with the infrastructure to responsibly sort their solid waste.
With the unprecedented and impressive growth of Dubai over the last decade there has been a corresponding increase in waste levels, with long term ramifications on the environment. Tadweer, and Dubai Municipality as a strategic partner, took the lead in setting up a comprehensive waste management solution which has been customized to handle waste from sorting to finished product. Tadweer is the only plant in the region that responsibly sorts waste into 11 categories and treats non recyclable materials like organic waste, thus reducing the burden on landfills and decreasing the emission of methane gas.
The new waste collection site at Al Safa Park is the first Tadweer collection center, with three more set to open next month and over 20 by the end of the year. While other companies operate sites that accept specific recyclable items, such as paper or aluminum, Tadweer’s collection site is the first in the country to provide a comprehensive facility to sort and treat all solid waste.
Tadweer’s strategy of waste reduction only requires consumers to sort and deposit their refuse at Tadweer collection centers, which are slated to cover Dubai in the near future.
Commenting on the launch of the facility, Ashraf Ayyad, managing director Tadweer said: “Our primary goal is to improve our region’s environment through waste management and increasing awareness levels about how this can be done. Consumer participation is an integral part of our waste reduction strategy because socially and environmentally responsible behavior needs to become the norm for Dubai’s residents, so we can move towards sustainable development.”
Commending Tadweer, Eng. Hamdan Alshaer, director of the Environmental Department, Dubai Municipality, said: “We are delighted that Tadweer, our strategic partner, is taking the initiative and implementing this total waste management solution. Reducing the amount of waste that is being deposited in landfills is a high priority for Dubai, and we hope residents and businesses will lend a helping hand by cooperating with Tadweer in sorting their waste. We hope to see them at the Tadweer collection sites on World Environment Day and in the future.”
Tadweer’s vision goes beyond the commercial, with a view to increasing awareness of waste reduction, recycling, and resource conservation issues, through educational partnerships and industry leadership. Plans in the pipeline include an Emirates wide expansion, and increasing community participation through provoking campaigns and promotions.
“Dubai’s residents, businesses, and government need to take the first step towards protecting the environment, improving waste management, and fomenting a culture of environmental awareness that will make Dubai a model for sustainable growth and a cleaner place to live in, not only on World Environment Day but as a way of life,” concluded Ayyad.