Ramada Hotel & Suites Ajman, a premier destination for business and leisure travellers, launches today the flagship Zero Landfill processing operation as part of the property’s commitment to help conserve the natural environment in the northern emirate. The project, which is the first amongst the hotels in the UAE is in line with the Reduce, Reuse and Recycle vision of HH Sheikh Rashid bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Chairman of Ajman Municipality and Planning Department.
Ramada Ajman’s Zero Landfill Project, which is organised in collaboration with AIMS Group and Green Mountain Waste Management, and supported by Green Good Eco-Tech, aims to achieve zero waste disposal into the landfill. The press conference to officially launch the project was attended by the top officials from Ramada Ajman and the partner companies.
The Zero Landfill Project intends to recycle and reduce the hotel’s waste, which is 800 kg to 1000 kg daily. This will be carried out by applying the Reduce, Reuse and Recycle approach in waste management. The initial efforts generated positive results as the property nearly reaches 90 percent in terms of waste diversion. Based on the waste composition analysis of Ramada Ajman, the major portion of the property’s wastes are from food or organic waste, which can be used for compost; while the paper, plastics and metals can be recycled; and a very minimal portion which are considered as waste rejects will go to the landfill. Through these measures, the target is to achieve more than 90% waste diversion from the landfill.
Iftikhar Hamdani, General Manager, Ramada Hotel & Suites Ajman comments: “The land for dumping heaps and heaps of waste everyday is one of the major ecological concerns and waste disposal into landfill is no longer advisable thus, should be considered as last resort. Ramada places high value in the preservation of the environment and the natural resources, for the benefit of the citizens and the future generation. We carry out various initiatives throughout the year in order to reach this milestone. Some of the activities that we’ve done include education and awareness for staff and guests on the Green Campaign, celebration of Earth Hour and Earth Day, and beach cleaning, among other initiatives.”
Harbinder Singh, General Manager, AIMS Environment, says: “This project demonstrates Ramada Ajman and the Emirate of Ajman’s commitment to global environmental protection. Ajman is now the first emirate to host such a landfill diversion project for a commercial enterprise. We sincerely hope other organisations will be inspired by Ramada Ajman to launch similar initiatives.”
Ahmed Hasan Al Foorah, CEO of AIMS Group, Dr. Yahya Haddad, General Manager of Green Mountain Waste Management and Mr. John Arnold, Director of Green Good Eco-Tech likewise expressed their strong and steadfast commitment to sustainable measures and green projects in Ajman. Green Mountain Waste Management is an international company dealing with sorting, recycling, composting, and trading of municipal solid waste. Green Good Eco-Tech provides eco-friendly products and food waste composting solutions to UAE hotels and launches the first machine in the region designed to facilitate the zero landfill processing operation.