Abu Dhabi allows industrial facilities to trade recycled waste materials

ADDED recycled materialsThe Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED), through its Industrial Development Bureau (IDB), has issued a resolution that authorises licensed manufacturing and industrial facilities in the emirate to trade their secondary industrial products

These include reintroducing them into their production lines or selling them as raw materials to other facilities in Abu Dhabi.

Mohammed Munif Al Mansouri, executive director, IDB, said that the resolution seeks to promote the recycling and re-using of secondary industrial products within industrial operations through recovering waste generated from factories’ production lines.

The development is expected to reduce the facilities’ costs and help minimise industrial waste. He pointed out that selling non-usable secondary products as raw materials to other facilities in the emirate represents another form of boosting profitability prospects.

Al Mansouri explained that the move will expand the industrial activities in Abu Dhabi, increase raw material supply within the manufacturing sector and reduce industrial waste. To date, around 500 industrial facilities, which produce re-usable materials with economic value such as metal, aluminum, plastics, chemicals  and papers, are expected to benefit from this resolution.

Several industrial facilities’ representatives in Abu Dhabi have expressed their agreement that the new resolution further consolidates the role of industrial facilities in improving environmental standards and making optimal use of the produced waste. 

It further constitutes an additional financial resource for the facilities that have the potential to carry out recycling operations and convert their waste internally into industrial products.


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