Dubai Chamber webinar examines waste disposal fees, recycling best practices
DUBAI, 11th March, 2022 – The Dubai Chamber Sustainability Network Task Force on Waste Management organised a webinar informing companies of Dubai Municipality waste disposal fees and advising them on recycling best practices.
The webinar, titled “The New Waste Disposal Fees and Recycling Solutions to Minimise Waste to Landfill”, examined the objectives behind the waste disposal fees and explained how such encourage sustainable waste disposal.
Participants learned about best practices for dealing with different categories of waste, end to end process of recycling, as well as tangible and non-tangible benefits of waste segregation at source and recycling on the company’s ESG and brand reputation.
During the event, a panel of experts joined by Antonino De Belen Waste Treatment Officer, Dubai Municipality, Harbinder Singh Chairman/Founder, YES Full Circle Solutions, Madhumohan S. Chief Innovation Officer, Dulsco, shared their experiences and advice for businesses on waste management.
According to panellists, waste disposal fees aim to promote new investment and competitive opportunities in waste management and treatment and provide a safe environment. The speakers highlighted the importance of adopting various technologies to treat different types of hazardous waste in the UAE and abroad.
They noted that businesses need to advise employees to source segregation as a key tool to optimise recycling, reduce waste to landfills and save waste disposal fees.
“The increase in waste disposal fees to landfills has presented a unique challenge to the business community in dealing with massive amounts of waste. So, companies must encourage their employees to reduce, reuse and recycle waste in environmentally friendly ways,” said Dr. Belaid Rettab, Senior Director, Economic Research and Sustainable Business Development Sector, Dubai Chamber of Commerce.
Dr. Rettab described the webinar as an ideal platform for member companies on the task force to share best practices and learn the guidelines put in place by Dubai Municipality. He added that the event highlighted the need to raise awareness among employees to segregate their waste before disposing of it into the right bin as the first step towards recycling.
The Dubai Chamber Sustainability Network is an essential platform for the business community to exchange information and experiences on corporate social responsibility and sustainability. Launched in 2010, it is a thriving CSR/Sustainability Business Group within the Dubai Chamber for businesses in UAE.