Tadweer, Abu Dhabi Waste Management Centre has announced that it has processed more than 1,860,000 tons of waste, including 88,382 tons of medical and hazardous waste during the first half of 2022. This comes as part of the Centre’s continuous efforts to build an efficient integrated waste management and pest control system in Abu Dhabi.
Its plastic recycling plant is located in the city of Al Ain and is considered the largest recycling plant for plastic containers in the United Arab Emirates. The plastic recycling plant works by using the latest modern technology equipment, with a total production capacity of 50 tons per day when running.
During the first half of 2022, Tadweer claims to have successfully diverted 34% of all waste in Abu Dhabi away from landfills. This comes in line with Tadweer’s efforts to support the UAE’s vision for 2030.
Dr. Salem Al Kaabi, Acting Director-General of the Abu Dhabi Waste Management Centre said, “The achievements realised during the first half of 2022 are a testament to the Centre’s efficacy and its pivotal position in building a sustainable system for waste management and pest control in Abu Dhabi, in order to maintain Abu Dhabi’s cleanliness and aesthetics. This is in line with the strategic objectives of the Centre to ensure value-added services are provided to the community.”
“The Centre’s highly skilled teams will continue their efforts to find more solutions that realise sustainability by preserving natural resources, creating an aware society that contributes to reducing waste, and converting waste into an economic resource for the Emirate, all in order to create a safe, healthy, and sustainable environment,” added Al Kaabi.
While The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi’s policy to ban single-use plastics came into effect on 1st June 2022, with Dubai following suit from 1st July 2022, reports say that the sustainability movement, ‘Dubai Can’ launched in February 2022 has seen a reduction in the usage of an equivalent of more than 3.5 million 500 ml single-use plastic water bottles.
With increasing sustainability initiatives taken by the Centre, Tadweer is committed to treating and recycling all kinds of waste, which is carried out via its three centres in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi adhering to the best environmental and health practices of the UAE.
The overall amount of recyclable waste collected from recyclable collection centres during the first half of this year amounted to 39 tons of waste. 67% of which was made up of paper and cardboard materials, in addition to plastics, wood, clothing, expired medication, used batteries, metals, aluminium cans, glassware, and more.
Tadweer’s achievements during the first half of 2022 included signing four operational contracts valued at AED 235 million, which aim to provide value-added services to its clients and the community.
The contracts were signed for managing, operating, maintaining, monitoring, and controlling supervised landfills in Al Ain city and Al Dhafra region, and managing, operating, maintaining, monitoring, and controlling the Hamim supervised landfill and the solid municipal waste and commercial and industrial waste transport station.