With India launching the world's biggest COVID-19 vaccination programme, and the UAE’s rollout enjoying great success, both countries are looking at ways to overcome the ecological fallout of the pandemic. Alongside the mountain of medical waste produced by the efforts of battling the virus, sustainable solutions are being brought to bear on all major waste streams impacting both countries.
It’s a pivotal time for waste management, with the hopes of attaining a circular economy combining with the fears and genuine risks attached to mounting levels of globally produced waste. The necessary response to both sides of this issue is to forge ahead with increasingly innovative and technologically sophisticated waste management solutions, backed by public money and private enterprise to introduce them on a large scale.
This is exactly what is happening in the UAE, with India also beginning to unlock its vast potential to manage waste sustainably. With new concepts, facilities and technologies being introduced with greater speed and confidence, the very shape of waste management is changing in both regions.