Dubai Chamber hosts waste management seminar
Event organised by the Dubai Chamber Sustainability Network
The Dubai Chamber Sustainability Network, as a part of its Waste Management & Resource Efficiency Task Group in collaboration with Dubai Municipality, organised an 'Industrial and Commercial Waste Management' seminar at the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry's head office last week.
According to Dr. Belaid Rettab, senior director, economic research and sustainable business development sector, Dubai Chamber, the seminar aimed to address the information and knowledge gaps that exists within the area of waste management in the UAE and brought together different stakeholders to understand the main concerns and challenges in managing industrial and commercial waste.
Dr. Rettab explained that these sessions and seminars are instrumental in creating a more efficient and sustainable business community. This seminar aimed to bring together regulatory authorities and businesses to discuss challenges and strategies for waste minimisation, disposal and recycling.
During the seminar, Eng. Sherwin Igana Talaguit, Dubai Municipality spoke about the Dubai Integrated Solid Waste Master Plan - 2030, the proposed new policies that will be implemented and different programs to aid the policies and the infrastructures that will be built throughout the duration of the master plan.
Wendell S. Acena, Trakhees, the regulatory authority at Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZA), then spoke on the steps institutionalized by Trakhees to carry-out regulatory controls and different initiatives to influence and motivate the private industries to become active players in the sustainable management of industrial wastes.
The Waste Management & Resource Efficiency task group includes companies like Al Ghurair Investment, Apparel Group, Henkel GCC, Majid Al Futtaim Properties, Eros Group, Dulsco, SamTech Middle East, Al Rostamani Pegel, Veolia Environment, QBG Facilities Management, Al Futtaim Carillion, Six Construct, Intercoil International LLC, ECCS.Co, du, Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC), Blossom Nursery, Lulu Hypermarket and Saeed & Mohammed Al Naboodah Group.