Tadweer, GBCI ink MoU on zero waste management in Abu Dhabi
Zero Waste eliminates volume and toxicity of waste materials, and recovers resources instead of sending waste to landfills
Abu Dhabi Waste Management Centre (Tadweer) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with certification and credentialing body Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) to collaborate in the field of zero waste management, which supports Tadweer’s efforts to minimize waste production, create a sustainable society that adopts zero waste lifestyle choices, and includes training and capacity building for Tadweer employees.
The MoU, which was signed by director-general of Tadweer, HE Dr Salem Khalfan Al Kaabi, and president and chief executive officer of Green Business Certification, Mahesh Ramanujam, is aligned with Tadweer’s objective of implementing integrated waste management through optimal investment of assets, human resources, and technological solutions.
In a statement, Tadweer confirmed that it would implement TRUE Zero Waste Certification and TRUE Zero Waste Rating System to help businesses and facilities define, pursue, and achieve zero waste goals through project certification and professional credentialing.
Zero Waste aims to design, and manage products and processes to systematically avoid and eliminate the volume and toxicity of waste and materials, while conserving and recovering all resources instead of burning or sending waste to landfills. Implementing Zero Waste will eliminate all discharges to land, water, or air that pose a serious threat to planet, and human, animal, and plant health.
Commenting on the deal, Al Kaabi said: “Tadweer takes a keen interest in collaborating and exchanging knowledge with like-minded organizations from both public and private sectors and become a benchmark for other entities worldwide through incorporating the Zero Waste approach into its internal strategy.”
Al Kaabi added: “At Tadweer, we seek to achieve Zero Waste through recycling, waste segregation at source, and increased community awareness. The MoU will pave way for wider collaboration and engagement with all stakeholders involved in waste management and production to develop and implement sustainable and integrated programs and systems to reduce Abu Dhabi Emirate’s overall waste generation in line with Abu Dhabi Environment Vision 2030.”