Recycling: Home Collection?
What would you do if there were more Home Collection services in Dubai? Do you recycle already? if not would you be ready to start recycling? Take this survey and help us understand what you think and what you need. The survey link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1MtMk66itfzrv-1QxfvwNb-zzWNGTv3S-607wfXLKhO8/viewform Thank you!
Updated: 20 May, 2013
Hazardous habits start in the home
According to a report compiled by consultancy firm Frost & Sullivan, the UAE produces 80,000 tonnes of hazardous waste a year. At the current rate of growth, this amount will double by 2020. It follows that mechanisms are needed to dispose of the dangerous substances created by industry as well as everyday items that can […]
Updated: 02 November, 2012
Recycling rate in GCC as low as 10%
The recycling rate in the GCC is as low as 10%, seriously limiting the value recovery of materials used in industries such as construction, according to Sasidhar Chidanamarri, industry manager of environment and buildings technology practice at business research and consulting firm, Frost & Sullivan. The GCC generates 22 million tonnes of municipal solid waste, […]
Updated: 23 June, 2012
Construction produces 55% of GCC waste
The construction industry in the GCC is responsible for around 55% of the GCC’s waste while only accounting for 5.6% of the region’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), according to Vishnu Sankaran, industry manager of chemicals and materials at business research and consulting firm, Frost and Sullivan. The vast majority of the GCC’s GDP is accounted […]
Updated: 04 June, 2012
Sharjah landfills bulge with plastic water bottles
Landfill sites are bulging with discarded plastic water bottles while recycling plants lie almost idle, a survey has found. The Sharjah waste management company that carried out the study recovered 3,342 tonnes of plastic last year and says the full quantity discarded is probably six times that. Only a third of Sharjah residents recycle their […]
Updated: 31 July, 2011