Averda presents its commitment to GCC during EcoWASTE 2016

Taking place in Abu Dhabi during 18-21 January 2016, EcoWASTE 2016 was the landmark event of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2016. 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.

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From left to right: Steven Chebaclo (Senior Marketing Coordinator – GCC), His Exellency Issa Saif Al Qubaisi – General Manager of Tadweer, Ram Mohan (Sales Executive)
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His Highness Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan shaking hands with Oussama Natour (UAE Project Director)
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From left to right: Oisin Browne (Sales Executive), Ahmed Hegazi (Government Affairs Manager), Steven Chebaclo (Senior Marketing Coordinator – GCC), Mazen Rifai (back left) (Technical Director), Oussama Natour (UAE Project Director), Rabah Abdallah (back right) (Project Manager), James Kent (Sales Director), Mohammad Merashly (Operations Support Program Manager), Richard Bell (Procurement Director)

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 UAE 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 in 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 UAE.

Celebrating its remarkable achievements in the past year, having expanded its operations in Gabon, Congo, South Africa and Bahrain, 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 UAE, 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 maximized.”

averda is the largest environmental solutions provider in the Middle East and Africa region, specializing in integrated resources management. averda is at the forefront of innovation in the regional market, providing sustainable solutions and more than 35 years of experience in the effective management of waste for both private and public sector clients across pedestrian, residential, commercial and industrial areas.

averda's extensive portfolio of services range from street cleaning to waste collection, treatment, disposal and recycling. The company’s capabilities also include the development of solutions for water, wastewater and solid waste for public, residential, commercial, and industrial sectors, all within a sustainable framework that respects the natural environment. averda also designs and implements full-scale solutions to recover valuable and recyclable resources like paper, metals, and water.

Serving in excess of 9 million people every day, averda currently operates in full compliance with international standards for quality control throughout Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Qatar, Kingdom of Bahrain, Republic of Ireland, Morocco, Angola, Jordan, Gabon and South Africa.