United Arab Emirates – A plant for the recovery of recyclables from solid waste will be built in Dubai, reports the Emirates247.com business website. Management firm Imdaad is investing Euro 18 million (US$ 23 million) in the facility, to be located just outside Dubai at TechnoPark in Jebel Ali.
Covering an area of 60 000 square metres, the plant will recover recyclables generated from the Jebel Ali area, including the World Expo 2020 venue. The plant will have an initial operating capacity of 1000 tonnes a day, with a possibility of doubling that figure in the future. The new site will not only handle waste collected by Imdaad but also by other waste companies.
In 2013, Imdaad collected 300 000 tonnes of waste. The facility will be a boost to Dubai’s efforts in moving towards greater sustainability, believes Sheik Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, prime minister of the United Arab Emirates. ‘By providing Jebel Ali-based companies access to waste recycling at their doorstep, we are ensuring a cleaner and greener economy for our future generations,’ he says.