Food wastage in SA, and why it harms the planet and what YOU can do to help
We all know wasting food is bad, but did you know it can also be a cause of climate change?.
Designed to cover the entire solid waste management services and solutions required to address the dramatic increase per capita of waste production in the GCC region, as well as the new methods of reusing, reducing and recycling with a view to ensure a sustainable environment.
Having enjoyed the high level visits of His Highness Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and His Excellency Issa Saif Al Qubaisi, General Manager of TADWEER-CWM, Averda’s United Arab Emirates team presented the visitors with its achievements made across the GCC countries in terms of waste segregation, waste treatment, state-of-the-art technologies and equipment.
As an internationally recognised leader in sustainable waste management solutions and services, Averda understands the importance of participating to EcoWASTE 2016 and sharing relevant information and lessons learned with other significant players in the GCC waste sector, aiming to bridge the gap between authorities and service providers, between regulators and members of the private sector.
Given that solid waste is becoming a major environmental issue requiring innovative management solutions, Averda has made significant steps in assessing, piloting and implementing the most viable solutions for the markets it operates in, with particular focus on the waste-to-energy solutions and their role as a viable energy option for the United Arab Emirates.
Celebrating its remarkable achievements in the past year, having expanded its operations in Gabon, Congo, and South Africa, Averda has chosen EcoWASTE 2016 as the perfect platform to showcase its new brand identity, its wider vision for waste minimization, community support and recycling optimization for the UAE.
Mr Oussama Natour, Project Director for Averda United Arab Emirates, said: “Where financial and technological factors used to be the main aspects analysed when making decisions, private companies’ Boards of Directors, Heads of State and Government, national and local authorities are now looking beyond and above these factors: integrating the sustainability of the human-impact activities, waste generation being by far the most significant one, while reducing the adverse impact these have, are progressively becoming as important when it comes to the executive decision-making.
Climate change, global warming, emissions level and other current topics can no longer be ignored – we have a duty to protect the environment, to minimize our footprint and to ensure that the waste cycle is fully controlled and maximised.