– The Exhibition and Forum is part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week
-The exhibition will explore the GCC’s efforts to achieve a circular economy
– The 3-day event is organized with the strategic partnership of Abu Dhabi Waste Management Company (Tadweer)
Abu Dhabi, UAE: EcoWASTE Exhibition and Forum is set to kick off in January 2023 as part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, which runs from 16 to 18 January 2023. EcoWASTE, organized with the strategic partnership of the Abu Dhabi Waste Management Company (Tadweer), will be hosted at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC).
The exhibition will explore the GCC’s efforts towards a circular economy, highlighting the role of the emirate of Abu Dhabi in achieving this. It will also be an opportunity for participants to learn about the GCC’s innovative approach to sustainable waste management, and game-changing solutions to address the waste dilemma in the MENA region. The World Bank estimates that the region’s waste dilemma will double to 255 million tonnes a year by 2050 amid ongoing urbanisation across the Arabian Gulf.
EcoWASTE will shed light on circular economy-based revenue streams and investment opportunities for existing businesses and start-ups across multiple sectors. The Forum will host prominent keynotes, case studies and panel discussions that deep dive into disruptive approaches to create new value from waste, technology for waste management, landfill diversion strategies, waste-to-energy studies, the end of single-use plastics and improved waste management techniques.
A leading platform
Eng. Ali Al Dhaheri, Acting Director General of Tadweer said: “EcoWASTE Exhibition and Forum is a platform which unites local, regional and global experts in multiple sectors including, waste management, recycling, reusing, re-manufacturing and waste-to-energy. The exhibition aims to foster knowledge exchange between industry experts on the best practices to manage and reuse waste to achieve sustainable improvements in this sector.”
Al Dhaheri added: “While the MENA region faces some challenges in the waste management sector, we continue to leverage on key opportunities that will in return contribute to the circular economy of Abu Dhabi and the region.”
“As part of the Company’s participation in the exhibition, we look forward to highlighting our role in this industry and showcasing the integrated waste management system of the Emirate. We are also keen on engaging with industry experts at EcoWASTE to share knowledge and best practices in implementing innovative solutions and technologies that will positively impact the Emirate’s future,” Al Dhaheri said.
At the exhibition, Tadweer will showcase the best practices of its sustainability initiatives, including state-of-the-art hazardous waste treatment, replacing waste bins, launching electronic auctions for selling recyclable waste, and supporting residential recycling and agricultural collection points. The Company will also display products made from recycled demolition and construction waste, in addition to agricultural and animal waste.
In addition, the Company will organize a panel discussion during the exhibition under the title ‘Women in the Field of Sustainable Waste Management’, which will highlight the its efforts in educating the youth about the waste management sector, as well as the importance of sustainable practices in waste management.
Tadweer’s platform at EcoWASTE will witness the signing of a set of memorandums of understanding and strategic agreements with leading local and international entities in the industry. This supports the Company’s projects and its efforts to raise awareness and spread knowledge on the environment, community and occupational health and safety, which contributes to enhancing its services as well as the services provided by local municipalities, stakeholders and partners.
During this three-day event, EcoWaste will feature the UAE & GCC Waste Management Forum, a high-level GCC municipality discussion on ways to further the region’s sustainable waste management practices. The Forum also aims to identify opportunities for cooperation and partnerships between regional stakeholders, and enable discussions around the best solutions to face the challenges of the waste management sector.
The GCC currently generates between 105 and 130 million tons of waste a year, primarily from municipal solid waste, construction and demolition, and agriculture. According to a report by Boston Consulting Group in collaboration with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, USD 60-85 billion must be invested across plastic, concrete, cement, metal, and bio-waste value streams over the next 20 years to realise GCC waste management and landfill diversion targets.
The list of prominent exhibitors in the event includes Italy’s Dulevo International, Denmark’s Eldan Recycling, ATI Industries of France, the US-owned BTS Biogas SRL, Serbia’s Plastik Gogic, and Sharjah-based BEEAH Group, another one of the UAE’s leading waste management companies. In addition, companies from Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom, Germany, Algeria, India, Cyprus and others will be participating in the event.
The EcoWASTE Exhibition & Forum is organized with the strategic partnership of the Abu Dhabi Waste Management Company (Tadweer) during the World Future Energy Summit, which is hosted by Masdar as part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week.
About EcoWASTE Exhibition & Forum
The EcoWASTE Exhibition & Forum is the ground-breaking platform for the MENA region’s recycling, waste management and waste-to-energy industries, dedicated to advancing new business opportunities and inspiring best practice for a more sustainable future. Co-located with the World Future Energy Summit, the EcoWASTE Exhibition & Forum creates new partnerships in sustainable waste management, providing a showcase for the latest innovations, products and technologies to make a positive difference to environment and community. It is the region’s leading event dedicated to creating a strong circular economy in dealing with waste, attracting senior level executives in municipalities and government, consultancies, developers and manufacturers, connecting those who create waste with organisations that can generate revenue from that waste.
About Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week
Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) is a global platform for accelerating the world’s sustainable development. The week brings together a unique fusion of policy makers, industry specialists, technology pioneers and the next generation of sustainability leaders. Through its initiatives and events, ADSW is a catalyst for sharing knowledge, implementing strategies, and delivering solutions to drive human progress. ADSW is committed to furthering our understanding of the major social, economic, and environmental trends shaping the world’s sustainable development.
About the Abu Dhabi Waste Management Company (Tadweer):
Tadweer is the key government entity responsible for all activities related to the development of waste management services in Abu Dhabi, including the collection, transportation, treatment and disposal of waste in a safe, efficient, and economical manner. The Company is also tasked with carrying out pest control, educating communities about the significance of protecting the environment, and encouraging them to adopt sound environmental habits to drive sustainable development.