EcoWASTE 2014 set for grand debut in Abu Dhabi
EcoWASTE will run in Abu Dhabi from 20-22 January 2014
A number of leading companies in the waste management industry, both local and international, have confirmed their participation at the inaugural edition of EcoWASTE, a new exhibition dedicated to waste management and sustainable development taking place in Abu Dhabi from 20-22 January 2014.
Hosted by Masdar and held in partnership with the Centre of Waste Management, Abu Dhabi (CWM), EcoWASTE 2014 will gather prominent local and international institutions determined to find timely solutions to address the sustainable disposal and recycling of waste.
"We are happy to see so many leading companies sign-up for EcoWASTE 2014,” said H.E. Eisa Saif Al Qubaisi, general manager, CWM. “By coming together, networking and exchanging best practices, we have an even greater chance of finding more efficient and effective ways to manage waste locally and globally.
“We are positive that through its targeted exhibition and workshops, EcoWASTE 2014 will provide great growth opportunities for all participants.”
Huda Al Houqani, from the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Group (ADSG), said: "One of the key focus areas identified by ADSG members is waste management, and it is something that we have been working on with our members and stakeholders for the last two years.
“In fact, our participation in Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) includes having sessions and speakers who will highlight and raise awareness about waste management.”
Denmark’s Eldan Recycling, a global supplier of recycling equipment for the processing of tyres, cables, WEEE, etc., will be using the event to draw attention to the various solutions and equipment it can provide to the industry in the Middle East.
Henning Nørgaard, territory manager at Eldan, said that fast construction growth, an increasing manufacturing base and a booming service sector, has opened up new opportunities for the recycling industry, especially in the United Arab Emirates.
"We have noticed a fast increase in requests from the United Arab Emirates since we sold our first tire recycling plant to the region back in 2004,” Nørgaard said. “Recent inquiries to Eldan Recycling show that many local players have realised that waste is not worthless.”
“The United Arab Emirates is not just expanding fast; they are also a world leader in adapting new technologies, and ideas. We are definitely looking forward to EcoWASTE 2014."