ISSUE # 5, VOL: 1
Sorting out plastics recovery
Industry opinion in the Middle East currently suggests there is an insufficient supply of recycled plastic materials that are of high enough quality to be reused. However, research figures suggest that the resource is available - the United Arab Emirates is reported to lead the world in per capita consumption of bottled water, and plastic is known to account for 19 percent of domestic waste in Abu Dhabi City. As has been demonstrated in the West, large quantities of valuable recyclables can be recovered from the waste stream at the quality the market demands.