By Sean Cronin
Waste to be converted to energy within 4 years under new Dubai Municipality strategy.
Dubai is set to convert waste to energy with plans to develop the region’s first large-scale incinerator by 2012.
Different financial options to run and operate the incinerator project are under consideration, Hassan Makki, director of waste management at Dubai Municipality said on Sunday.
Record oil revenues and burgeoning population has driven the production of domestic and construction waste in Dubai.
“Dubai produces around 10,000 tonnes of general waste per day and more than 30,000 tonnes of construction and demolition waste per day,” said Abdulla Rafea, assistant general director of health and environmental services at the municipality.For all the latest construction news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.
Incinerators are a terrible idea for the 21st century and I believe that the only way to go is for the Zero Waste approach.This approach composts and recycles waste instead of burning waste and polluting the environment with hazardous substances. Through which scientific spectacles are you looking through... ?