Middle East Waste Summit next year

DUBAI — The Dubai Municipality, in coordination with Turret-Middle East, would be organising the Middle East Waste Summit next year which will cover many sectors like waste transfer, collection and transportation, landfill and composting equipment, recycling and processing, and volume reduction among others.

By A Staff Reporter

Published: Tue 24 Jun 2008, 12:52 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 6:35 PM

Abdullah Rafea, Assistant Director-General for Health and Environment Services Sector, said the summit and an exhibition on its sidelines would be organised at the Dubai Airport Expo on March 17-19.

"There has been a great demand for holding such an exhibition, especially with the vast development taking place in the emirate and the huge quantities of waste generated. The general and horticulture waste amounts to around 10,000 tonnes per day, while the construction and demolition waste amounts to more than 30,000 tonnes a day.

“These figures highlight the need to exploit and make use of the latest technologies in the field of waste management," he said.

Currently, the GCC region ranks among the top 10 waste producers in the world with 120 million tonnes of waste per year. The figure is expected to reach 350 billion tonnes by 2014.

The official added that the exhibition would present solutions to cater to the need of waste management and will give solutions which can be implemented by both the private and public sector.

"The Middle East Waste Summit will call on the international community to respond to their responsibilities and the growing requirements of waste management and emphasise the importance of protecting the environment for future generations," Rafea added.

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