Probably the spate of articles has been stimulated by the recent (26-28 May 2009) Middle East Waste Summit held in Dubai.
The emirate of Sharjah appears to have been a forerunner in waste management in the UAE with plans to increase their capacity but are they mainly recycling industrial waste?
Dubai has been featuring a recycling service initiated by Dulsco whereby a truck passes through neighborhoods in the city to pick up piles of waste.
The article states that “Recycling is being done in bits and pieces all over Dubai” but when is a comprehensive service going to be initiated?
Waste in the Emirates
The painful fact keeps on being reported that “The UAE generates the most amount of waste per person in the world. The average person throws away 1,000 kg of waste per year.”
Recycling in Fujairah?
So if waste is a ‘valuable resource’, why is there not a systematic recycling service available to householders right throughout the UAE and including here in Fujairah?
Dr Geoff Pound
Image: When are we going to see recycling rather than rubbish trucks in Fujairah?