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This step aims to reduce waste production, and promote a culture of waste separation

published: Tue, Jan 10, 2023, 4:49 PM

latest update: Tue, Jan 10, 2023, 6:08 PM

Dubai Municipality has converted old and unused cargo shipping containers into recyclable materials collection centres.

With the aim of reducing waste production, promoting a culture of waste separation, and raising recycling rates, the center will support the efforts of the Civil Authority to implement sustainable projects.

The center is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and has been designed in such a way that people of determination can benefit from it without leaving their cars through designated entry and exit points.

Our 40 cubic meter unused cargo shipping containers have been reconfigured and manufactured to meet certified environmental standards. Moreover, its electricity needs will be met by solar energy.

The recycling center has a capacity of one ton and uses multicolored containers to collect as many recyclable items as possible, including paper, cardboard, plastic, metal and discarded electronic devices. To track the number of materials collected and measure their volume, remote sensors are attached to each container.

In designing the center, Dubai Municipality coordinated with organizations responsible for providing care for people of determination, such as the Dubai Club for People of Determination and the Community Development Authority, to implement the project and encourage them to visit directly and use the facility.

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The municipality is currently working on strengthening its strategic partnerships with several organizations and partners as part of the project development plan, to explore ways to establish such centers in multiple locations including educational centers for people of determination as well as large public parks.

Dubai Municipality is constantly striving to implement sustainable projects and programs aimed at maximizing the use of waste, benefiting from those in various recycling programs, and diverting them from landfills. In addition, it ensures that all segments of society as well as organizations adhere to international best practices in the areas of waste segregation and sustainable disposal, as well as the creation of recycling technologies that meet the basic principles of the circular economy.

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