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Tadweer unveils plan for sustainable recycling

The 25-year master plan will introduce a ‘sustainable circular economy’ for production, emphasising recycling and a reduction of waste to landfill

The concept behind the master plan was heavily influenced by the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030
The concept behind the master plan was heavily influenced by the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030

Waste management authority Tadweer has announced a 25-year recycling plan that calls for the development of specific types of recycling centres in Abu Dhabi.

Effectively splitting the emirate into different zones, the master plan aims to match the waste generated with the respective recycling facility.

Hoping that the concept will be adopted across the region, Tadweer’s master plan will introduce what the authority has dubbed a ‘sustainable circular economy’ for production. With a greater emphasis on recycling and re-use, the ultimate goal is to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill.

Issa Al Qubaisi, general manager of Tadweer, explained: “The most important aspect of this plan is community engagement.”

He added: “Our idea cannot succeed unless we follow a plan, and without the participation of the community we won’t get anywhere.”

Similarly, Fehily Timoney, managing director of Irish environmental consultancy FT Arabia, which is collaborating with Tadweer on the plan, shared: “It will be the first time in the GCC that a plan in this nature and of this size is carried out.”

According to Al Qubaisi, the concept behind the master plan was heavily influenced by the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030. In addition towards developing an effective waste management system, Tadweer’s plan will have an education focused component targeting the youth, professionals and even the home environment.

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