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Averda starts e-waste collection service in Oman

The waste management company’s electronic waste collection service is set to curb the 17 kg of e-waste generated per inhabitant in Oman.

The global waste stream currently stands at 45 million tons of e-waste.
The global waste stream currently stands at 45 million tons of e-waste.

Announced during the Environmental Society of Oman’s Earth Hour event on 28 March 2015, Averda has launched an electronic waste collection service in Oman.

In addition to curbing the 45 million tons of e-waste that is generated globally, Averda is poised to reduce the 17kg of e-waste generated per inhabitant within the Gulf nation.

The service will focus on the collection outdated electronic devices including laptops, cell phones and mobile devices. It will also include the gathering of accessories, such as keyboards and monitors and old hard disks.

With proper management, Avera strives to reduce the amount of harmful substances sent to landfills, while recovering recyclables back into the GCC’s economy.

In the lead up to the announcement, Youssef Barake, Averda Oman country manager commented: “We are delighted to be providing an e-waste service for the first time in Oman. We urge Muscat’s esteemed communities to be an active participant in improving their environment.”

Averda has been present in Oman since 2009 and is credited as being one of the first companies to introduce a hygienic and space saving underground water container system.

In addition to managing the country’s medical waste, the FM provider also works extensively with the Oman’s private sector. The portfolio includes projects within construction, industry, banks, education, residential and retail.


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