Thursday July 18, 2019

World’s Largest e-Waste Recycling Plant Opens in Dubai

It has a processing capacity of 100,000 tonnes of total integrated waste per year, of which 39,000 tonnes is e-waste

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The launch is a reflection of the United Arab Emirates' journey towards becoming a global platform that attracts innovative businesses and a successful model of the new green economy. Pixabay

The world’s largest e-waste recycling facility has opened in Dubai, a media report said.

Located at the Dubai Industrial Park, the 280,000 square feet plant will process Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE), IT asset disposition (ITAD), refrigerant gas and specialised waste, the Gulf News reported on Sunday night.

The facility will utilise state-of-the-art reclamation technology, which surpasses the European Union’s standards for e-waste. It has a processing capacity of 100,000 tonnes of total integrated waste per year, of which 39,000 tonnes is e-waste.

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The world’s largest e-waste recycling facility has opened in Dubai, a media report said. Pixabay

The facility can process the entire range of WEEE from consumer and industrial to commercial and military. The 120 million dirhams ($5 million) project is backed by the Swiss Government Export Finance Agency.

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Saud Abu Al Shawareb, Managing Director of the Dubai Industrial Park, said: “The launch is a reflection of the United Arab Emirates’ journey towards becoming a global platform that attracts innovative businesses and a successful model of the new green economy.” (IANS)

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Services Platform UbanClap Now Arrives in Abu Dhabi

With the expansion into Abu Dhabi, UrbanClap aims to grow its UAE business two times (month on month)

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UrbanClap is a gurgaon-based home services start-up. Flickr

Services platform UrbanClap on Monday launched its one-demand home services in Abu Dhabi — the second city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) after entering Dubai last year.

With the launch in Abu Dhabi, UrbanClap now provides its services across 10 cities in India and 2 cities in the UAE, the company said in a statement.

Founded in 2014, the company plans to initiate operations in Abu Dhabi with over 20 service partners by offering five services — deep cleaning, maid, pest control, handymen and AC servicing and repair, with home painting and packers and movers to be added soon.

Logo of UrbanClap
Logo of UrbanClap. Flickr

“Abu Dhabi has a large pool of service professionals available who are not yet online. This is a huge opportunity for UrbanClap to explore the market and tap into this latent talent and enable them to be independent micro-entrepreneurs in the coming five years,” said Abhiraj Bhal Co-founder of UrbanClap.

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With the expansion into Abu Dhabi, UrbanClap aims to grow its UAE business two times (month on month). The platform is already empowering over 100 businesses and has strategic plans to expand to other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. (IANS)