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  • EcoWASTE Exhibition has sourced this news from Gulf Business. Dubai is aiming to become the first city in the region to achieve zero food waste with the launch of a new UAE Food Bank. The initiative was launched by by UAE Prime Minister and Dubai’s ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum as part of the UAE’s Year of Giving initiative in 2017. A non-profit charitable organisation, the UAE Food Bank will distribute food to those in need while eliminating food waste. It will collaborate with local authorities and local and international charities to introduce an ecosystem to improve the efficiency of food storage, packaging and distribution, a statement said. The bank will partner with food producers such as hotels, restaurants and supermarkets and farms to store and package excess fresh food. It will then work with volunteers and partners to distribute the food within and outside the UAE. Read more  

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  • EcoWASTE Exhibition has sourced this news from DW. Lomé start-up Woelab upcycles old printers, computers and laptops into new products. They're also encouraging high-school students about how to get the most out of limited resources and promote a clean environment. Read more

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  • EcoWASTE Exhibition has sourced this news from Zawya. In line with its commitments towards sustainability, the award-winning world leader in advanced pump solutions, Grundfos, will embark on a drive for waste management and recycling its pumps. The drive aims to transform waste into reusable energy and high quality recyclable materials, and is aligned with the Middle East’s current hot topic of waste management and recycling. Read more

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  • EcoWASTE Exhibition has sourced this news from Radio Australia. Global methane gas emissions are growing at the fastest rate in decades and food production could be to blame, new analysis has revealed. Nearly 100 scientists from around the world have compiled data for the Global Methane Budget, which shows the biggest spike in methane concentrations in the atmosphere in 20 years. Read more

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  • EcoWASTE Exhibition has sourced this news from Morocco World News. A study by the FAO entitled “Mediterra: Zero Waste in the Mediterranean,” surveyed Mediterranean countries for their food loss and waste (FLW) tendencies and found that in Morocco, 45.1 percent of all food goes to waste.  The study surveyed 2,657 people from across the mediterranean and 122 from Morocco and found that very few (3.3 percent of people in Morocco) say they don’t waste any food. In Morocco, 51.6 percent of people said they wasted very little, 25.4 percent said they wasted a reasonable amount, while 13.1 percent said it wasted more than it should and 6.6 percent said it wasted much more than it should.  Read more

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  • EcoWASTE Exhibition has sourced this news from Zawya. Multiple approaches to the waste management system in Abu Dhabi were discussed today at the 2nd stakeholder workshop on the Abu Dhabi Waste Master Plan 2040. Organised by Tadweer, the Centre of Waste Management - Abu Dhabi, the workshop brought together senior executives from the relevant fields, who actively participated in the session and shared their insights on the modeling phase of the Waste Master Plan. Read more

  • EcoWASTE Exhibition has sourced this news from Zawya. Until recently, Averda was known to the Omani waste management market as the operator of the Al Multaqa and Liwa Medical Waste Treatment Plants, collecting and treating in excess of 4000 tons of hazardous medical waste per year. Now Averda has expanded its waste management services in Oman with two new contract wins for waste collection and landfilling services in Al Dhakhiliya and Dhofar regions, covering a total area of 127,000 km2, serving 1,655 towns and 650,000 residents, and a total number of 104,377 houses and buildings. Read more

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  • EcoWASTE Exhibition has sourced this news from Emirates 247. Oman-based Al Hassan Engineering has won a $67m contract from Intecsa Ingenieria Industrial (Intecsa) for its BeAAT treatment plant expansion project in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The scope of work includes civil, building, steel structure, piping, mechanical, electrical, and instrumentation at the project site. Read more

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  • EcoWASTE Exhibition has sourced this news from Emirates 247. Oasis, one of the UAE’s first bottled water companies, held two days of family festivities at The Beach, opposite Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR), to raise awareness of recycling efforts in the UAE. The highlight of the celebration was the unveiling of a unique UAE flag installation made entirely of recycled Oasis 500ml bottles, the lightest 500ml bottle in the country. Read more

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