The special launch event was attended by Sheikh Mohammed bin Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, His Excellency Engineer Saif Mohamed AlShara, Assistant Undersecretary for the Sustainable Communities Sector at the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, Abdulla Belhoul, Chief Commercial Officer of TECOM Group, and Saud Abu Al-Shawareb, Managing Director of Dubai Industrial Park, among a host of distinguished guests from the industry, business partners, representatives from the government, business and media.
Stuart Fleming, Group CEO of Enviroserve welcomed the distinguished guests and visitors. The guests toured the modern 280,000 square-foot e-scrap recycling plant, which is the world’s largest integrated facility that processes WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment), IT asset disposition (ITAD), refrigerant gas and specialised waste. The facility, which features state-of-the-art Swiss technology will accept all types of end-of-life electric and electronic equipment.
The Recycling Hub has a processing capacity of 100,000 tonnes of total integrated waste per year, of which 39,000 tonnes is e-scrap, the company revealed. The facility can process the entire range of WEEE from consumer and industrial to commercial and military. The integrated facility will also recycle specialised waste material such as aerosol cans, light bulbs, and FMCG products, and is currently the only dedicated refrigerant gas reclaim facility in the UAE.
During the event, Saud Abu Al-Shawareb, Managing Director at Dubai Industrial Park, said: “The launch of The Recycling Hub at Dubai Industrial Park is a reflection of the UAE’s journey towards becoming a global platform that attracts innovative businesses and a successful model of the new green economy. We take pride in our partnership with Enviroserve, a key milestone in our mission to contribute to the development of an advanced industrial sector in the UAE that is focused on innovation and sustainable technology, and we look forward to the far-reaching positive impact that will extend to several regions in the world right from the heart of Dubai.”
Stuart Fleming said: “We are happy to launch our new e-waste recycling facility and to be part of Dubai Industrial Park whose support was invaluable to us to turn this vision into a reality. Utilising innovative green technology in this iconic facility, we are confident this will be a true game-changer in electronic and specialised waste recycling for the UAE and the wider Middle East, Africa and Caucasus region. The Recycling Hub is the outcome of Enviroserve’s pioneering 15-year journey in the e-waste industry and we look forward to elevating the sustainability movement in the region.”