H.E. Dr. Salem Khalfan Al Kaabi, Director General, Tadweer, said: “EcoWASTE is the ideal platform for identifying the most useful innovations, because it provides an unrivalled range of new technologies from local and international companies, as well as hosting the world’s foremost experts in the fields of waste management and related aspects of sustainability.”
Another important investment displayed by Tadweer was a new smart mosquito trap, an innovation which will be deployed across Abu Dhabi emirate from February, supporting the effective control of mosquito-borne illness. Smart traps monitor mosquito activity by trapping mosquitoes, then classify their different types, measure the density and infestation level at specific locations, and collect environmental data such as temperature and humidity.
The EcoWASTE Forum has brought together industry experts and thought-leaders to discuss the latest advances in the industry, as well as demonstrating global best practices. Discussions considered new approaches to sustainable waste management, diversion of waste from landfill, waste-to-energy initiatives and more.
H.E. Dr. Salem Khalfan Al Kaabi was the keynote speaker, sharing high-level insights into sustainable waste management in the UAE. One of the key highlights of this edition was the participation of the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA), and its president, Antonis Mavropoulos. For the first time, the leading organisation joined EcoWASTE to host a discussion with Tadweer about how the world can move towards a wasteless future.
EcoWASTE also features the Youth Circle, an initiative in partnership with the Federal Youth Ministry, to engage young people with the waste and recycling conversation. The discussions raise awareness of the challenges and opportunities in waste management, inviting young thinkers to consider topics including the economic value of waste, environmental awareness, and the social responsibilities of waste producers.
Other agreements by Tadweer included an MoU with Barari Natural Resources Company to raise the operational efficiency of fertilizer and organic waste factories in Abu Dhabi, Al Khatim and Liwa with an estimated operating capacity in excess of 13,200 tonnes per year.
Tadweer also signed an agreement with Cleanco waste treatment to establish a hazardous and medical waste treatment plant with an operational capacity in excess of 7,500 tonnes annually, using the latest technical methods. The service will collect medical and hazardous waste from public and private hospitals, clinics and pharmacies, medical laboratories and veterinary clinics in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi
An agreement with the Averda Company for Waste Management will establishment two plants for the disposal of dead animals, with a capacity of 1000 kg / hour and 650 kg / hour.
Additionally, a consulting services agreement has been signed with Ricardo Gulf Technical Consultation for the development, design and engineering of services for general cleaning, waste collection and transportation in Abu Dhabi City and Al Ain Region.
An agreement with the Corif Company has been signed to develop and pave four kilometres of roads of the Ecopark to attract more investment in the waste sector by providing infrastructure.
An agreement has been signed with the Gulf Commercial Vehicles Company to develop a smart electronic application, to develop new channels of communication with the public, and automating them to provide effective services in line with the Emirate's goals of digital transformation.
An agreement has also been signed with the Emirates Transport Corporation to provide a fleet of vehicles equipped for inspection work, equipped with GPS systems, providing more than 100 vehicles. These will be able to cover the cleaning and control operations in the emirate to include all areas, even remote farms and estates.
The EcoWASTE Exhibition & Forum is held under the strategic partnership of Abu Dhabi Waste Management Center – Tadweer, and co-located with the World Future Energy Summit.