Bee'ah signs MoU for zero-waste landfill by 2015

Bee'ah also hopes to expand to other emirates in the UAE after Sharjah

[L-R] Vice chairman of Bee'ah & DG of Sharjah Municipality and Premier Darrell Dexter in Nova Scotia, Canada
[L-R] Vice chairman of Bee'ah & DG of Sharjah Municipality and Premier Darrell Dexter in Nova Scotia, Canada

Sharjah-based waste management firm, Bee'ah, signed an agreement with Nova Scotia, which includes the creation of a committee to help Sharjah achieve zero-waste landfill by 2015.

Bee’ah and Waste Resource Management International (WRMI) of Nova Scotia signed an MoU to seek project and program opportunities in cooperation on environmental services, including consulting, education, capacity building, communications, development, operations and policy.

Both parties hope to form a joint committee that will outline an action plan and ensure the goal of reducing waste generation per capita is attained towards diverting 100% of solid waste from landfill by 2015 of the emirate of Sharjah.

Khaled Al Huraimel, CEO of Bee'ah, said the firm is potentially looking into expansion plans to other emirates, with investments in a wider range of equipment and infrastructure to develop its waste management and recycling programmes across Sharjah and the UAE.

His Excellency Sultan Al Mualla, director general of Sharjah Municipality and vice chairman of Bee'ah, said: “Bee’ah is taking the lead in environmental reform in Sharjah and the UAE, and Nova Scotia has taken the lead in this domain in Canada. Sharjah is very committed to the environment and reaching its goal of zero-waste to landfill by the next three years."

The delegation from Bee’ah was invited by the Premier of Nova Scotia, His Excellency Darrell Dexter for a tour of Nova Scotia’s solid waste-resource management facilities.

HE Al Mualla, Al Huraimel, and Najib Faris, vice president of marketing & awareness at Bee’ah, attended, where a resolution was passed during the General Assembly committing the government of Nova Scotia to working with Sharjah and Bee’ah in its efforts towards the environment.

 

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