Bee'ah launches waste segregation project in Sharjah

AdobeStock 7009954Bee’ah has launched a project in Sharjah to enhance waste segregation and recycling practices

As part of the new programme, each household would be given a green and blue bin of their own. Green bins will be used for general waste, while blue bins will be used for recyclables.

Starting from grass-root levels in the Al Rahmaniya, Bee’ah aims to bring the programme to all areas across Sharjah.

Khaled Al Huraimel, Bee’ah’s group CEO, said, “We have now achieved a waste diversion rate of 76 per cent in Sharjah and we hope to make Sharjah the region’s first zero-waste city by 2021.”

Additionally, Bee’ah will be facilitating heavy waste disposal services through its “You Call We Haul”. The company provides bulk bags, with a capacity of 1.5 tonnes each, for disposal of materials such as worn pots, trees, paintings, carpets and dead bushes, as part of its green and bulky waste collection programme.

Collected waste from the recycling bins and bulk bags will be transported to the Bee’ah Waste Management Centre.

On average, UAE residents produce close to 2.7 kilograms of waste daily, one of the highest generation rates globally. On a yearly basis, the country generates 6.5mn tonnes of waste, the equivalent weight of more than 14 Burj Khalifa buildings. With the UAE targeting a 75 per cent diversion rate from overused landfills as part of the ‘UAE Vision 2021,’ residential recycling is essential to protect the environment and conserve valuable resources.

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