Piling waste to be tackled at Capital conference

‘EcoWASTE 2014’ will run from January 20 to 22, during the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.



By Staff Reporter

Published: Sun 29 Dec 2013, 11:19 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 6:16 PM

The capital will attempt to put the brakes on the mounting pile of waste across the region, as it pitches itself as one of the world’s most “environmentally responsible cities” during an international Eco Waste exhibition to be held next month.

Hosted by Masdar and held in partnership with the Centre of Waste Management - Abu Dhabi (CWM), ‘EcoWASTE 2014’ will run from January 20 to 22, during the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.

The event is intended to address the challenges posed by increasing waste levels in the region and look to offer inventive, eco-friendly solutions.

More than 50 exhibitors from 12 countries will participate in the show, including leading local and international providers, buyers and industry professionals from the sustainable waste management and recycling sector, a Press release said.

CWM general manager Issa Saif Al Qubaisi said his organisation was “continually” developing and implementing sustainable and integrated waste management systems in line with the best international practices.

“Our efforts will focus on highlighting the emirate as one of the most environmentally responsible cities in the world for its adoption of sustainable development practices across diverse sectors.”Co-hosting EcoWASTE 2014 underlined the organisation’s keenness to improve the city’s track record, he said.

“Through such participation we hope to achieve safe, effective and economical waste management in various parts of Abu Dhabi,” he said.

EcoWASTE Committee Chairman and CWM Strategy and Business Development Sector director Hani Hosni said waste management experts from the private and public sectors would exchange experiences, ideas and best practices to facilitate new business opportunities.

“On the sidelines of EcoWASTE 2014, art workshops will highlight best practices in waste management and share updates on modern technology solutions.The event will feature a series of lectures on sustainability and waste management.”

Aiming to engage the participation of school students, the Abu Dhabi Education Council will join hands with CWM and Masdar to host awareness talks on the importance of recycling and the implementation of eco-friendly practices in the vicinity of schools and residences, Hosni added.

haseeb@khaleejtimes.com


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