Vanden Recycling expands into GCC with Dubai location

UK-based plastics recycler Vanden Recycling announced their expansion into the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region with a new office in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. According to the press release, the current recycling rate is less than 10 percent in the region, whereas established recycling ecosystems exceed 35 percent recycling rates. With research released last year finding that Saudi Arabia and UAE were among the world’s largest waste producers, the region is now pushing an agenda to reach improved diversion rates as early as 2021.

The company has appointed Beril Yesilirmak as the Business Development Manager for Vanden Recycling FZCO in Dubai and he will be leading the organisation’s efforts in the GCC. “With our extensive knowledge of polymers, markets and processes, Vanden can help the region achieve its targets,” says Yesilirmak.

“Our strong belief that plastic ‘waste’ is a commodity that creates sustainable circular supply chains means that Vanden is well positioned to support. Opportunities in the UAE and GCC are obvious with the low recycling rates and high waste generation. It is imperative that we increase the awareness about the importance and the opportunities for plastic scrap and waste in the region with Vanden solutions,” he adds.

Vanden Recycling services plastic manufacturers, waste management and distribution businesses to recycle plastic scrap, offcuts and redundant stocks. ABS, HDPE, LDPE, MDPE, PC, PET, PMMA, PP, PS & PVC are accepted in split loads and the company can offer regular collections with space-saving stillages so scrap is stored to maintain quality, safety and cleanliness.