Over the next five to ten years, the Gulf region will see a significant and widespread recycling capacity increase for electronic scrap, rubber and plastics, as well as aluminum and copper.
A new promising plastic recycling project is underway in Saudi Arabia. Al-Qaryan Group, one of the country’s largest steel recyclers. “Like elsewhere, plastic recycling is becoming more and more important and we want to do our part,” he said beside the BIR World Recycling Congress in Dubai. Company CEO Hamood Qaryan-Al Qahtani told Recycling International. The future of recycling looks bright from a business perspective as well.
€30 million investment
Al-Qaryan Group has invested 30 million euros in sorting technology in two facilities. One in Riyadh and another in Dammam, a major industrial hub in the Persian Gulf. “We would like to get in touch with the suppliers of Smart-His solutions and invite them to join us and help.”
There is an additional investment in collection infrastructure. Materials will be sourced from major Saudi Arabian cities with a total population of 16 million, including Riyadh, Dammam, Jeddah and Makkah/Medina.
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