Master plan for Abu Dhabi’s waste disposal unveiled
ABU DHABI // A growing population, a reliance on landfill sites and lack of sustainability led to a new master plan for disposal of the emirate’s waste.
The Centre of Waste Management – Tadweer – revealed how it will tackle this challenge under its Abu Dhabi Waste Master Plan 2040.
“The emirate is facing many challenges pertaining to waste and among them is the exponential growth in population, which is expected to double over the next 25 years,” said Eisa Saif Al Qubaisi, general manager of Tadweer. “We have to take action today, not tomorrow, nor next month.”
The most recent figures, from 2013, show that 12 million tonnes of waste was produced. The plan to curtail levels of waste over the next 25 years, include stepping up recycling, especially for motor oil, construction waste, used tyres, plastics and food.
“This will lead to building a database about the volume and sources of waste, methods of disposal that support strategic decisions and develop future plans for waste management in line with the Plan Abu Dhabi 2030,” Mr Al Qubaisi said. “Society needs to be meticulously practising segregation of recyclables from general waste.”
To achieve waste reduction objectives Tadweer is collaborating with the Environment Agency Abu Dhabi.