UAE - A Key Contributor In Driving Effective E-waste Management

The latest smart trends going on in UAE for e-waste recycling

Amongst all the countries in middle east, UAE tops the position in being the most innovative and connected smart country. From number eight in 2015 to number three in 2017, UAE has come a long way. And today, UAE emerges among top 3 countries in the world with the highest number of digitally connected consumers after North America and Hong Kong.

Having said that,  the increase in usage of electronic devices(digital connectivity) in UAE has resulted in a drastic rise in e-waste generation. Yet, the global achiever like UAE is well-versed with the issue and is all set to beat the world by stepping up in eco-friendly e-waste management. How? The only answer to it is environment-friendly e-waste recycling. To know more, have a look at the latest smart trends going on in UAE for e-waste recycling.

Analysis Of E-waste Generation

Per capita income in UAE is much higher than other countries. Owing to the fact, residents spend more and more on digital equipment. Further, the short-lived devices tend to get disposed very frequently resulting in massive e-waste disposition.

According to UN statistics – an average citizen in UAE generates approximately 17.2 kg of e-waste annually. This figure crossed almost 600,000 tonnes in 2015 and is forecast to mount to 900,000 tonnes of e-waste by 2020.

Back in 2014, the e-waste was at large disposed of in landfills accompanied with hazardous materials that degrade in a span of 100 years. The posing threat to environment and health of people is being tackled greatly by public awareness and smart ventures into managing e-waste judiciously.

The Emirates – E-waste Management Enterprise

UAE is constantly involved in pursuing the growing concern of e-waste management by associating with international companies that recycle and refurbish e-waste. Predominantly, the country is enterprising in implementing new methods of approaching the e-waste recycling procedure in a smart way that facilitates each citizen.

As on ‘world environment day’ the popular cab company Uber announced a 3 day e-waste collection campaign in Dubai from 2nd July to 4th July. This included free doorstep pick up of old end of life laptops, desktop monitors, mobile phones and other dead electronic devices. The facility was available to the people through the uber app which had the complimentary e-waste pick up option.

Uber UAE collaborated with Dubai Internet City, Dubai Science Park and Averda(e-waste management company) to tackle the e-waste collection and dumping productively. The drive was carried out successfully and the e-waste was disposed of in Averda for further process.

More so, the Emirates is developing the smartest e-waste bin which is about to launch by 2020. This e-bin will effectively meet the e-waste recycling demand in UAE. The bin will be a smart movable waste dumping system which will effectively communicate and convey information to the e-waste collection company as well as the user. For instance, the e-bin will inform the user about the recycling compatibility of the e-waste items and it will also inform the company for collection when it’s full. When the e-bin is short of enough dumping space, it will instantly suggest the location of the nearest e-bin in that particular area.

The e-bin is being designed by the Baharash Architecture, the developers of famous destinations like The Sustainable City in Dubai and The Oasis Eco Resort in Liwa.

According to the Baharash designers, the e-bin will be durable, operable in all weathers and have a lightweight. The best part is, that the e-bin will not be connected to any electrical source and will operate through solar power meant to recharge its touch screen lid.

These environment-friendly ventures of UAE definitely showcase the explicit capability of the country in combating with the national issues like these.

The Biggest E-waste Recycling Plant

The Dubai Wholesale City has come to terms with Enviroserve, one of the largest international leaders which supply end-to-end environmental solutions for IT asset disposition and e-waste processing and recycling. The project about to start will be one-of-its-kind in the entire region.

The undertaking aims at constructing 228,000 sq.ft specialised electronic waste recycling plant at Dubai Industrial Park. The plant will have a huge capacity of treating 39,000 tons of waste at once and will run on a renewable power source without any liquid or gas emissions.

The power source in the form of solar photovoltaic panels will be incorporated across the whole plant.

The plant will facilitate the recycling of all types of electronic wastes like IT equipment, computers and related peripherals, home appliances, commercial as well as military appliances, military avionics and also waste materials like aerosol cans and light bulbs.

Stuart Fleming, The group chief executive of Enviroserve UAE said,“Our new integrated recycling plant will be a true game-changer in electronic and specialised waste recycling for Dubai and the wider Middle East region,”

The plant called as Dh120 billion project involves foreign investments from Swiss Government Export Finance Agency. The plant will be set up in accordance with the Swiss technology. The plant will be all set to commence by the end of this year.

Apart from the upcoming project of Enviroserve, there are much more small scale and large scale companies in UAE that have already established their existence as the environment-friendly e-waste managers.

One of them is the Averda, a Dubai based waste and IT asset management company dealing with 13 other countries across the world. The company is operating 11 recycling centers in Dubai from past a decade with the help of Dubai municipality. According to Mariam Ansari, the marketing manager of Averda, the harmful impact of electronic waste on the environment is 20 times more severe than the impact from plastics. This indicates how critical it is to treat our electronic items in the safest ways.

Contributions Of Veracity World

Contributions of Veracity World in driving effective e-waste management in UAEOne more name which makes UAE a key contributor in driving effective e-waste management is Veracity World. A leading IT asset management company in UAE endeavouring in making e-waste recycling and refurbishing easier.

The company holds a good ocean of reputation in executing every task efficiently and making the customers happy and satisfied with their services and products. Thanks to the well experienced experts of Veracity World who are known for their dedication in the field of IT asset management and sustainable environmental solutions to their customers.

Be it IT equipment, household electronic devices, all types of electronic goods which are used, dead, unrepairable or defective –  Every non-usable electronic good is recycled and refurbished by the company in the most environment-friendly manner. The services are beyond expectations as the experienced professionals serve the customers with proper e-waste handling only after a thorough analysis of the waste and offer the optimal rates to the clients. It manages more than thousand electronic wastes in a month which undergo recycling, refurbishing and remarketing.

Along with other companies in UAE, Veracity World is giving a new dimension to the country by empowering the citizens with the most compliant, reliable and tailor-made e-waste solutions. Now it’s the UAE residents turn to commit to their responsibility for themselves and the nation. A joint effort never goes in vain and will surely pave the way to a smarter and brighter future.

Team Veracity