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SERI (Sustainable Electronics Recycling International) is a non-profit organization that promotes responsible electronic equipment reuse, repair, and recycling and ANSI-accredited Standards Development Organization for the R2 Standard. The Responsible Recycling (R2) standard was developed by SERI for electronics recyclers to demonstrate their commitment to environmentally responsible recycling services for outdated and end-of-life electronic items. R2 certification is the most generally recognised accreditation in the field of modern e-waste disposal since it establishes specific guidelines for recycling companies to follow when donating old/outdated electronics and IT equipment. This certification verifies electronics recycling practices that protect the integrity of businesses & brands while protecting human health. Enviroserve is proud to surpass the strict standards set by SERI and has now successfully achieved the R2v3 Certification.
Choosing an R2 Certified electronics facility allows you to better limit your liabilities and hazards to your company’s confidential data, and reputation. With an R2 Certified recycler, you can be assured that all your risks are handled, and you will never be caught off guard by fines, counterfeit goods, or forgery because your assets ended up in the wrong hands. R2 Certification gives governments, ministries, corporations, and individuals confidence that their e-waste will be responsibly disposed of, without endangering the environment or public health. Confidential information is safely erased, lowering the risk of data theft and counterfeiting. Besides, R2 certification encourages accountability and traceability throughout the recycling process as a serialised certificate of data sanitisation performed on your e-waste is provided. The amount of energy required to manufacture new products is lower and the amount of waste that ends up in landfills is reduced to a great extent.
If your business is facing difficulties managing retired electronics and IT equipment, reach out to Enviroserve today and achieve your business’ sustainable goals while protecting your brand’s reputation. With our R2-compliant electronic recycling services, you can rest assured that your discarded electronic items and devices are gone for good as we uphold the highest standards when handling e-waste and sensitive information. All you have to do is pack up your equipment, and our team will take care of the rest. We strive to make recycling as simple as possible for you!
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Stuart was a joint founder of Enviroserve (with Brian Wilkie) in 2004, and currently serves as Managing Partner. Stuart has been instrumental in creating change in the Middle East Africa Region on Environmental and Sustainable processes.
From modest beginnings, at their Headquarters in Dubai, Stuart was actively involved in pioneering and legislating a multiple number of environmental programmes for the UAE and the Region.
From the control and use of Ozone Depleting Substances to the creation of the E-Waste recycling industry in various regional countries, Stuart liaises directly at Ministerial and Advisory level, providing support and advice on various environmental topics.
In 2017, Stuart lead the design and build of the world’s largest integrated electronic and specialised waste processing facility. 30 years in the UAE, Stuart was Commercial Manager for DHL Worldwide Express Gulf, before commencing his own businesses in 1998. Born and educated in Zimbabwe, he is on the Board of two companies.
Brian was a joint founder of Enviroserve (with Stuart Fleming) in 2004, and currently serves as Chairman. With over 45 years of varied entrepreneurial experience in the UAE, he has a successful record of building companies in the region. He was Chairman of the British Business Group of Dubai and the Northern Emirates, Founding Chairman of the Dubai Community Theatre and Arts Centre (DUCTAC) and Founding Chairman of Gulf for Good. He was appointed MBE in 2008 for his services to British commercial interests and charitable activities in Dubai.
Over the past 4 years, Dustin has been a key member of the Management team responsible for launching Enviroserve’s world class E-Waste recycling facility. He established the Commodities Trading Division with a focus on downstream value recovery and the IT Asset Disposition centre with a focus on data security and asset resale.
Originally from Canada, Dustin has been in Dubai since 2008 and his eclectic international resume includes spans start-ups, real estate, events, sustainability consulting, and even professional sports. He is an experienced entrepreneur with a passion for taking ideas from concept to implementation.
Shera Aziz joined Enviroserve in 2016 and currently holds the position of Government Relations Director and Branch Manager, Abu Dhabi. With nearly 15 years of rich experience in the field of Recycling and logistics.
She is responsible for representing Enviroserve with all UAE Government entities. She is responsible for NOC’s, exemptions and is overseeing new business opportunities within the Government sector.
Responsible for the day-to-day running of the Abu Dhabi sales and business development.
Prior to Enviroserve, Shera was with DHL as Trade Lane Manager for the MENA region in Egypt. She holds a B.Sc in English Commerce and in Business Administration from The American University of Cairo.
Eric Muchai is Head of three major departments of Enviroserve UAE.
With over 14 years of extensive knowledge in the UAE, Eric leads his effective and efficient teams by ensuring streamlined operations and key KPI’s, in alignment with Enviroserve’s mission.
Prior to joining, Eric served as Logistics/ Route Manager for FittGroup Middle East, Customer Services Representative at The Coca Cola Arena for Event Lab, Production Co-Ordinator for Casa Milan and Event Manager for BIM Middle East Conference.
Tasnim is a talented corporate sales professional with extensive experience in the GCC and International markets with a strong focus on building relationships at a senior level.
She is great at bridging the gap between two parties and strengthening relationships and with her varied background she has the expertise to cultural nuances. She tunes into others energy, style, and mentality, adjusting to situations.
Her wealth of experience in communication, organizational abilities and versatile skill sets gives her the edge in fast-tracking a company forward and achieving results.
Previously, Tasnim held senior positions at Emirates Airline, Gulf Air and Dubai World Central (DWC).
Siji Anto heads the commercial team at Enviroserve. With over 12 years of experience in business development and corporate sales, Siji’s focus is to develop Enviroserve’s entire portfolio of business within UAE. She takes pride in working with an organisation that makes the world a more sustainable place for the future. Committing to a Circular Economy would always be her area of interest.
Siji has prior experience in Telecom, E-commerce, and IT industry in India, the Middle East and the US market. Apart from sales, traveling, networking and music is her passion.
Muhammad Niqash heads the Refrigerant division at Enviroserve UAE.
A dynamic personality with over 7 years of experience in the refrigerant industry. Niqash is responsible
for Refrigerant Division providing guidance and direction to implement and maintain the process
reclamation/recovery/refilling, quality control and assurance system, health, safety, and environment
for all areas in the Refrigerant Division.
Deepak is Head of the Commodity and Trade division, managing the downstream process of our offtake from E-Waste processing and IT Asset Disposition. Deepak is involved in daily commodity market trends and provides key data regarding processing and values.
His expertise in the international trade markets of metals, he brings more than 12 years experience in a wide variety of roles ranging from Technical Operations to Business Development, including 4 years in metal trade industry. His approach is realistic & driven by logic.
In the past, he was associated with Buoysail Trading, Intercontinental Hotels Group, Hindustan Computer Limited.
Soorya oversees brand marketing and communications for the organization, working across channels, to connect and engage as well as spearhead new initiatives internally for the stakeholders.
Soorya has over 13 years of experience in Marketing Communications and specialization in Brand Management, Digital Marketing and Advertising.
We all know that paper, glass, plastic, and some other materials can be reprocessed and reused, but do you know that refrigerant gas can also be recycled? Surprisingly, yes! Gas can be reclaimed and recycled, and Enviroserve is the only recycling facility in the UAE that provides innovative gas recovery and reclaim solutions.
It is a commonly-known fact that refrigeration equipment runs on gases such as Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) or Hydro-Chlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) – both of which are responsible in the depletion of the stratospheric Ozone layer of the earth and are a major cause of global climatic change. Reports inform that these fluorocarbons have an impact that is several hundred to thousand times greater than that of carbon-dioxide. The gradual thinning of the Ozone layer has been a subject of long and rancorous debate since the late 1970s and had led to the signing of the Montreal Protocol in the year 1987.
Many households, corporate setups continue using the same HVAC equipment that run on refrigerant gas for a longer period of time than usual. Most of these include Icemakers, Chillers, Window AC, Unit AC, Dehumidifiers, Drinking Water Coolers, Vending Machines, Medical Refrigeration Equipment, Cold Storage, Gas Furnaces, Aerosol Spray Cans, Chiller Automobiles, Freezers, and PTACs. Over the course of time, gas that is filled in these appliances and equipment, is contaminated with oil and moisture that eventually decreases its operational efficiency. This further gives rise to lower cooling and higher electricity consumption.
society from hazardous materials.”
People often confuse reclaimed refrigerants with recycled refrigerants. They might sound similar, but their processes are entirely different. Recycling essentially means that the recovered refrigerant has undergone a basic cleaning process and there is no quality assurance in terms of specification or purity. This recycled refrigerant might be potentially harmful if all the contaminants are not fully removed through the recycling process and when used again, they might impact the system’s efficiency. A reclaimed refrigerant is usually re-processed through a more intense process that analyzes the contaminants, filters, and removes them thoroughly, returning the refrigerant to its virgin form.
Enviroserve, being the only refrigerant gas reclaiming facility in the UAE, has a well-equipped in-house testing laboratory- The Recycling Hub -to analyze gases for moisture content, acidity, and particulates. After an in-depth initial analysis, the gas is re-processed through various stages of distillation, cleaning and drying according to AHRI Standard 700-2016 for Refrigerants. This method restores the refrigerants to the industry standards for quality and performance, making it fit for reuse with the same specifications as the virgin product. Enviroserve sells certified R-22, R134a, R-404c, R-410a and other refrigerants that are processed to be environment-friendly and is a cost-effective solution for all household and commercial applications. Using reclaimed refrigerants will eventually decrease the carbon footprint as they will help in reducing the production and supply of pure refrigerants.
The backbone of every product manufacturing business lies in its brand protection. Due to technological advancements and the birth of specialized mass-production machinery, the rate of consumption has increased manifold. Businesses and industries are resorting to this mass-manufacturing practice as they are desperate to keep up with the market’s supply-demand. Consequently, this rush has led to a buildup of large quantities of these products before they can be sold.
Most of the times, mass-production results in faulty and defected products which are a loss for the business and are dumped straightaway, without a second thought. Consumer goods that have been deemed defective or unsafe need to be removed from market circulation completely so they cannot harm the public or your brand. Safety hazards posed by these faulty products cannot be overlooked. Simply throwing away poses a threat to the brand’s reputation as the discarded goods such as empty shampoo bottles, product samples, sports goods, medical machinery, consumer goods, marketing material, toys, clothes, etc. might end up in the grey market for unauthorized sales. It is extremely essential for a prestigious brand to destroy obsolete merchandise, excess stock, and outdated products securely so that it reduces the serious risk of identity theft and fraud. If any of these branded products end up in the general waste bin, they might be sent to a dumping ground or resold in the black market putting your company or brand at a serious risk of fraud, identity theft and data breaches. Products such as uniforms, ID cards, obsolete work wear, etc. must be destroyed for security reasons as they might be misused to represent a fraud business or impersonate a notable person related to the brand.
Excess stock requires a large amount of storage space, money, and energy for maintenance. A guaranteed, certified product destruction service such as Enviroserve assures that the defected, expired, counterfeited and unusable products will not make their way back to the market. A professional and secure product destruction and shredding service is the only solution to destroy unwanted products and material to protect your brand integrity. The best part about recycling branded products with Enviroserve is that we make sure that the raw materials extracted after collection are recycled and disposed of properly
By recycling with Enviroserve, you are not only eliminating the risk of brand tampering and fraudulent activities but are also reducing landfill costs and improving your impact on the earth. You are securing your brand, reducing financial and reputational losses for your business, and protecting the environment – all at the same time.
The digital revolution has changed the lifestyle of an average human being momentously. We have welcomed gadgets and gizmos in all their grandeur. These devices are designed to make our lives comfortable and simpler, but contradictorily, are creating dire circumstances for our present and future.
The mass manufacture of electronic items and their rapid disposal to stay ‘in vogue’ has led to the need of an ethical removal of e-waste. The consequence of this spending and consuming habit? An endlessly growing heap of “digital rubbish” that is hard to manage and dispose of. This e-waste includes working, non-working and broken electronic items which usually find their way in the regular garbage bin. Not only this, if an electronic item goes unsold in the store, it is often thrown away in the trash can.
Technological advances are coming at such a breakneck speed that even the ones which are working are considered redundant and obsolete. This rapid technological advancement, lifestyle changes and end of intended usage has become one of the biggest challenges encountered on a global level.
The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that health risks may result from direct contact with toxic materials such as lead, cadmium, chromium, and PCBs that leach from e-waste dumped in our land and water bodies. The risk is exceptionally high due to the inhalation of the toxic fumes, as well as from the accumulation of chemicals in soil, water, and food. This puts not just humans but land and sea animals in danger as well. To protect mankind and the future generations, a befitting recycling process is the need of the hour. The consumers will keep on ‘upgrading’ their devices, hence, it is important to highlight the need of recycling the older, outdated models rather than just tossing them away in the bin.
Enviroserve, world’s largest e-waste recycler, is your answer to safe disposal of e-waste such as mobile phones, home appliances, electronic items, laptops, etc. Certified e-waste recyclers not only dispose this harmful e-waste responsibly but also refurbish them to make new products. The Green Journal reports that around 75% of the waste is recyclable, however the uptake is very low. Enviroserve, also known as the Green Company, has grown to be the largest, fully integrated electronics recycler and IT Asset Disposition provider in the Middle-East, Africa and the Caucasus region as well as the largest electronics recycler and processor in the world. With the help of Enviroserve, UAE is reducing the carbon footprint by smartly collecting, sorting, and re-sorting into valuable raw materials. From clothes and plastics to hazardous electronic items and refrigerants, Enviroserve ethically disposes your waste to ensure a greener future.
The 2,28,000 sq. ft. electronic waste recycling facility features Swiss technology that surpasses the stringent EU standards for e-waste recycling and is the only treatment plant in the region that is endorsed by Ministry of Environment and certified by UAE Municipalities to confidentially repurpose electronic waste.
Owing to its diligent efforts to recycle waste, Enviroserve has been awarded with the Dubai Industrial City Environmental and Sustainability Award for the year 2019, besides several other accolades since 2007. Enviroserve is also assisting residential communities and corporate offices in UAE to properly dispose of their materials by offering weekly collection of waste from your doorstep through The Green Truck.
All you need to do is, join Enviroserve and help in treating recyclables and electronic waste securely.
We’ll do the rest! Why tomorrow? Get in touch with Enviroserve today!
What do you mean by sustainable living? It simply means sustaining life on this planet.
Sustainable living aims to reduce personal and societal environmental impact by making
positive changes with counteract climate change and other negative environmental
concerns. It can also be described a method of reducing one’s “carbon footprint”.
“Sustainable living” encourages people to minimize their use of Earth’s resources and
reduce damage of human and environmental interactions.
1. Save Energy
Saving energy directly means reduce carbon emissions. There are several ways you can
save energy at home- by switching off lights/fans if not in use, hanging cloths to dry
instead of drier. These days people are also moving solar energy and save a good
amount of energy.
2. Eat less meat
The production of meat is one of the biggest contributes to climate change and pollution
of landscapes and waterways. By eating less of it, you can help to reduce the impact the
meat industry has on the earth.
3. Use reusable products
Single use products, especially plastic ones, tend to end up in the landfills or oceans,
harm to wildlife and the environment. We can easily prevent this by using reusable and
eco-friendly products. It is also easy to carry your own shopping bags than using plastic
4. Go Paperless
While everyone is trying to go digital, we are still using a lot of paper in day-to-day life.
Avoid taking unnecessary bills, ask the shop to email you. Reuse papers in every possible
5. Recycle and Reuse
Make sure you are recycling by putting all your rubbish in the correct bins. Encourage
your apartments to have segregated bins. Reuse products and items as many times as
possible before binning them to reduce waste.
6. Grow your own produce
What do you usually grow in your garden? It is always a good idea to grow your own
fruits and vegetables in your backyard. You can ensure you are not using pesticides that
will contribute to water and air pollution. This will also help to reduce the amount of
fossil fuels used to transport produce to supermarkets.
7. Donate unused items
If you do not use a product or wear a piece of clothing anymore, give it to charity
shop or NGO. Someone you know would make use of it and in return this will also
reduce your waste.
8. Drive less
Using bike or going for a ride is lot easier and healthier options. You can also use
carpool to reach to your destination very easily. Keep your engine off while waiting
for long time and stuck in traffic can help you save energy.
9. Don’t waste food
What do you do with your leftover food? Try to use it in your next meal or create
something else out of it. However, if they go off use them for compost for your
10. Use eco-friendly cleaning products
Some cleaning products contain chemicals that contains toxic ingredients and are
very harmful for environment. By committing to using eco-friendly products, you can
prevent yourself from getting exposed to them and having negative impact on
If you are not recycling yet, this will help you start from today.
50% of what we throw in the garbage can be recycled through curbside and other types of
collection. An addition to 25% of our thrash is comprised of food waste and other materials that
could be composed.
So why you think it is important to recycling? Will it help in anyway or it will add some more work to
your daily chores? Let us understand recycling in detail:
Recycling conserve resources
When we recycle, used materials are converted into new products, reducing the need to consume
natural resources. If used materials are not recycled, new products are made by extracting fresh,
raw material from the Earth, through mining and forestry. Recycling helps conserve important raw
materials and protects natural habitats for the future.
Recycling helps protect the Environment
Recycling has long been considered one of the best ways to make a positive impact on preserving and protecting the environment. Recycling is the reprocessing the rubbish to create new products, and it has led to an enormous reduction of waste worldwide. It is not only important to the nature environment, but to humans also and the future generations – we must act fast because the amount of waste we create in increasing year on year. The population continues to grow, which means the waste burden will also increase and if not recycled properly, it will be dumbed to the landfills.
Recycling reduces landfill
Recycling has a significate impact on the amount of property needed for landfill space. It also prevents the destruction of forest and other natural resources used to provide virgin materials, for paper, glass containers and aluminum cans, and massive amount of water from being used to mine, refine, and manufacture products.
When recyclable goes to landfill, more materials must be mined, harvested, or refined to replace the
Recycling saves energy
Recycling saves energy by reducing the need to make materials from scratch. Making products from scratch can be both labor intensive and expensive to collect, move and refine the natural resources needed for paper, aluminum, plastic, and so on. By using recycled materials instead of pulling new natural resources, manufacturers can make the same products with less energy and expense. Since recycled materials have already been refined and processed once; the second time around, manufacturing is much less energy-intensive than the first. When companies don’t have to process the raw materials from scratch, new products from recycled materials use up to 30% less energy.
June 13, Dubai UAE : Dubai first and only E-Waste Processing Facility Enviroserve, is proud to
support the “Samsung Recycling program” in UAE. Samsung Gulf Electronics announced the
launch of a new initiative geared towards promoting sustainability and providing customers
with an opportunity to safeguard the environment. In collaboration with Enviroserve,
Samsung is now collecting mobile phones from any brand across the UAE and assuming
responsibility for the recycling process as part of the “Samsung Recycling Program.
Lyes Yahiaoui, CEO, Enviroserve, added : “With a record number of electronic devices
reaching their end-of-life each year, it is inspiring to see Samsung taking a leadership role in
the Middle East to meet the challenge. Devices collected through Samsung’s program will be
processed at Enviroserve’s state-of-the-art electronic waste processing plant, right here in
Dubai Industrial City. Our granulation process ensures maximum recovery of re-usable
materials such as aluminium, copper, iron, plastic, and even precious metals, including gold,
silver, platinum, and palladium. We encourage everybody to visit a Samsung store and place
their handheld devices in the recycling bins.
Kiran Tewari, Head of Customer Service, Samsung Gulf Electronics, said : “Now more than
ever, it is essential for companies from all verticals to do their part in promoting actions
geared towards sustainability. For Samsung, supporting environmental protection is among
our topmost priorities, and we are proud to be working with Enviroserve to ensure that no
phones with hazardous materials are placed in landfill sites. By once again acting as a force
for good, we hope to inspire others to launch similar initiatives that protect communities and
society from hazardous materials.”
In line with its long-standing traditions of making valuable community transformation
contributions and supporting environmental protection, Samsung is the first company to be
undertaking such an activity alongside Enviroserve. To participate, customers are required
to remove data from their devices, visit a designated Samsung Recycling Program service
location, and fill up a recycling form. When customers have read the terms and conditions,
they are then required to place devices inside the collection box and their gift voucher
reward be will sent to them via mail.In total, there are 12 authorized service centers across
the UAE, with six in Dubai, three in Abu Dhabi, two in Sharjah, and one in Ras Al Khaimah.
Here, customers can carry out the above process, before Enviroserve handles the recycling
and provides a registered green certificate for the recycled device.
Enviroserve is the largest global, multi-purpose, integrated electronic, specializes and
refrigerant reclaim recycling and processing facility in UAE. Enviroserve is certified with ISO
14001 – Environmental Management, ISO 9001 – Quality Management, BS OHSAS 18001-
2007 – Occupational Health & Safety. It has also bagged many awards such as, UAE SME of
the Year Award, UAE E-Waste Handler of the Year, and Dubai Industrial City Environmental
and Sustainability Award, to name a few.
Founded in Dubai in 2004 by Stuart Fleming and Brian Wilkie, Enviroserve is a pioneer in the electronic waste and refrigerant gas recycling industries in the Middle East and Africa. In 2018, Enviroserve opened The Recycling Hub – the region’s largest integrated electronic waste recycling facility featuring brand protection and IT Asset Disposition (ITAD) services. Enviroserve is headquartered in Dubai with 8 branch offices in Angola, Georgia, Kenya, Lebanon, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe.
Dubai, 12 th July 2021 – Enviroserve started Green Truck in 2014; in an effort to offer residential
communities and corporate offices in the UAE an environmentally conscience way to recycle
their electronic waste. As of now close to 1,500 green bins have been placed throughout Dubai
and Abu Dhabi; these bins are collected weekly by the Green Truck then all the dry recyclables
(only in Dubai) and electronic waste are segregated and sorted before the collected recyclable
items are transported to The Recycling Hub by Enviroserve for reuse.
Lyes Yahiaoui – Enviroserve-UAE CEO, says “Green Truck has been one of the most integral part
of Enviroserve and the most successful project. This is the only initiative in UAE for the household
users which truly segregate from ground waste and recycle up to 98% of the waste, which gets
collected. With the help of Green Truck, we are also reaching out to small medium enterprises
and helping them recycle their waste. We have seen an extremely overwhelming response and
would like to double our capacity in 2021. Enviroserve is always committed towards bringing
new initiatives for the people of UAE, with latest technologies and contributing to saving the
According to a recent report by World health organization (WHO) E-waste volumes are surging
globally. According to the Global E-waste Statistics Partnership (GESP), they grew by 21% in the
five years up to 2019, when 53.6 million metric tons of e-waste were generated. To protect the
environment and reduce the harmful impact of e-waste, companies like Enviroserve have
developed “Green Truck” it is the only company in the UAE that is endorsed by the Ministry of
Environment and certified by UAE Municipalities to confidentially destroy, dismantle, and
repurpose electronic waste.
Anyone in the UAE can subscribe to Green Truck; for a private recycling service providing weekly
collection of the bin from their doorstep at www.GreenTruck.ae
About Green Truck:
Green Truck is a private recycling transportation service providing weekly collection from your
door step. It is a business division of Enviroserve Services LLC that specialises in recycling
electronics and specialised waste. Green Truck collects all varieties of solid recyclable items from
residential communities & corporate offices in the UAE.
Founded in Dubai in 2004 by Stuart Fleming and Brian Wilkie, Enviroserve is a pioneer in the
electronic waste and refrigerant gas recycling industries in the Middle East and Africa. In 2018,
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is headquartered in Dubai with 8 branch offices in Angola, Georgia, Kenya, Lebanon, Rwanda,
Saudi Arabia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe.
Dubai, 14 th Oct 2021- Dubai’s first and only E-Waste Processing Facility Enviroserve celebrated International E-waste Day on October 14 by carrying out various activities to raise awareness on this occasion and by joining hands with Dubai Diamonds Lions Club’s drive. The Club as part of their global cause Environmental awareness, has initiated the E-Waste Recycling Awareness Campaign.
The Club will advocate the importance of e-waste recycling through the collection of e waste from the public. The Campaign will run for 6 months with various activities planned in partnership with Enviroserve.
Talking on the occasion Lyes Yahiaoui, CEO- Enviroserve, said, “We are living in a consumer driven market, where we all want the new and the latest, therefore there is a fast-growing number of unwanted devices, these products then end up accumulated in the environment, polluting habitats and harming people and wildlife. Enviroserve has been at the forefront in creating awareness and educating the community on the importance of e-waste recycling. This year we have conducted various activities which include launching a video on e-waste on our social media channels, facilitation of unknown recyclers of Enviroserve, and supporting the Dubai Diamond Lions club in their e-waste awareness drive. With these activities, we are hoping to make a difference and
promote healthy and sustainable living among the people of the UAE.”
Lion Augusto Di Pietro, International Representative & Coordinating Lion Officer Middle East added, "We live in a society of consumers and throwaway, where electronic gadgets are quickly discarded as newer and more attractive products come to the market. We as Lions, in partnership with Enviroserve, will advocate and bring awareness within our community that E-waste is the fastest growing waste in the world. If such waste is sent to landfills and not properly disposed of then we are potentially creating an environmental disaster. It is important that our community becomes
aware of the existence of facilities like Enviroserve so that they can responsibly take their E-waste where it will be adequately recycled and disposed.”
According to the UN, in 2021 each person on the planet will produce on average 7.6 kg of e-waste, meaning that a massive 57.4 million tons will be generated worldwide. Only 17.4 percent of this electronic waste containing a mixture of harmful substances and precious materials will be recorded as being properly collected, treated, and recycled. Many initiatives are taken to tackle this growing concern, but none of them can be fully effective without the active role and correct education of consumers. This year’s International E-Waste Day focused on the crucial part each of us has in making circularity a reality for e-products.
Founded in Dubai in 2004 by Stuart Fleming and Brian Wilkie, Enviroserve is a pioneer in the electronic waste and refrigerant gas recycling industries in the Middle East and Africa. In 2018, Enviroserve opened The Recycling Hub – the region’s largest integrated electronic waste recycling facility featuring brand protection and IT Asset Disposition (ITAD) services. Enviroserve is headquartered in Dubai with 8 branch offices in Angola, Georgia, Kenya, Lebanon, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe. https://enviroserve.org/
Zero waste to landfill is a term used to describe a waste management hierarchy with the ultimate goal of sending zero waste to landfills.
Originating in the early 1990s and also coined as ‘Nil to Landfill’, the concept has been around for a while but has been gaining ground in recent times.
In the wake of environmental changes, global warming and other consequences of discard waste in landfills, governments, and private organisations realised that it’s the need of the hour to come up with alternatives, hence giving rise to the concept of zero waste. Incorporating zero-waste principles has become a norm for all contemporary businesses and emerging entrepreneurs.
However, adopting a zero-waste-to-landfill policy isn’t as easy as it seems. A lot goes into it starting from strategizing to execution.
Waste audits are a good starting point. These audits provide you with a clear understanding of what your company discards, what is recycled, and what is diverted to other waste management programs.
A waste treatment team must be established to assist with the proper process, including waste separation, waste volume control, and treatment in accordance with waste standards. This will make it easier for your company to successfully adopt a zero-waste business model.
Businesses need to set short-term and long-term waste management and recycling goals along with time frames. It might also include using reusable or eco-friendly packaging for the products at an additional cost at first. Creating an elaborate plan, and listing down all the factors that contribute to it will ensure that a business is on track to achieve the set target pattern within the allotted time.
Additionally, it’s critical for organizations to assist staff in developing the mindsets necessary for successfully putting ideas into practice and changing the culture of the workplace. Businesses must inform, interact with, and inspire staff to rethink the concept of waste.
Change takes time, and how it is implemented could be problematic. To break out of a rut and motivate greater waste reduction, reuse, and recycling tactics, try thinking in new, unconventional ways and expressing your thoughts. Just be certain that you’re consistently making timely, data-driven judgments that don’t conflate correlation with causation.
Explore processing technologies, such as recycling and extracting precious metals, waste-to-energy, and composting, either internally or with a partner company, if you have exhausted all possible reduction, reuse, and recycling options for rubbish. Even while these solutions have a small but noticeable influence on the environment, they are nevertheless highly advantageous compared to just disposing of your remaining waste in a landfill.
You’ll want evidence of your success as you move closer to achieving your zero waste-to-landfill objectives. The best course of action at this point is to look for an external partner to verify the policies and standards of your company. Internally, it will assist in ensuring that you are making the best possible efforts and have not overlooked any prospects for development.
These initiatives will ultimately pay off, and not just for the environment but for your business as well. Businesses that adopted zero waste-to-landfill have received a return on their investment in terms of brand recognition and business expansion. Your business can do it.
There is so much technology available in the world today. In 2021, over 1510.3 million smartphones alone were produced globally.
We’re currently in 2022, and already leading smartphone developers like Samsung, Apple, Huawei, and Google have already revealed their latest smartphones. Even before the previous models are sold out completely, manufacturers are already producing newer models, and this goes for all electronics, whether we’re talking smartphones, computers, laptops, tablets, televisions, or anything remotely related to an electronic device.
The problem with this is that as consumers purchase newer electronics, they usually get rid of the old ones. Now in most cases, these older electronics are either sold off or passed down to someone else who may make good use of it.
But what happens when these electronics are no longer usable? Whether they are damaged beyond repair or they are simply too old and obsolete–They usually find themselves getting tossed out into the bin. Every single day, someone is throwing out an old electronic device, which contributes to the world’s E-waste issues.
Data released by the UN in 2019 indicates that 53.6 million metric tonnes of electronic waste were produced globally, and only a mere 17% of that figure ended up being recycled.
Why Is E-Waste A Problem?
There are probably some facts you haven’t heard about when it comes to e-waste:
How To Handle E-Waste
We’ve seen briefly how e-waste can be a big problem for us and the environment. Now let’s see what we can do to play our role in protecting the environment as well as ourselves and others.
Yes, recycle! It’s not new, companies say it all the time, and we read it almost everywhere nowadays. Recycling can be a great first step to combating e-waste. Just because your old smartphone or PlayStation is dead, doesn’t mean it’s completely useless, they still have a lot of precious metals inside of them like gold, silver, or copper and these metals can be reused in the manufacturing of other products. Even the plastic bits can be repurposed.
This one is in regard to electronic devices that still work, but you don’t need them anymore. If you have an old television set, or an old laptop, cell phone, fridge, or anything that still works but you just don’t want it anymore–Pass it on to someone who can make good use of it rather than just throwing it away.
Hand Over To A Certified E-Waste Disposal Company
Electronic waste recycling in Dubai is possible thanks to companies who care about the environment and the people who are affected by e-waste. Handing over your used electronic devices to e-waste recyclers is a very effective way to deal with old electronics. These companies handle all the nitty-gritty aspects of e-waste recycling and are making positive changes in the world. Recycling 1 million phones produces 75 pounds of gold, 35,000 pounds of copper, and 772 pounds of silver that can be reused to produce other smartphones and electronics, effectively reducing the need to mine for more of these materials from the earth.
E-waste is not something we should take, it can have some serious impact on the lives of people out there, mainly young children in developing countries in Asia and Africa. It is also an environmental hazard since it has toxins that can get into the ground when left in landfills, or into the air when burnt. To battle this issue, Enviroserve, an electronic waste recycling company in Dubai processes up to 40,000 tonnes of e-waste each year, helping the UAE reduce its carbon footprint. But even with recycling companies such as these, the first step to dealing with e-waste is with you.
Tirath is an experienced finance executive with a proven track record of success in financial management, capital raising, and business operations. As the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Enviroserve, he is responsible for overseeing the management of the company’s financial and capital resources. He also oversees the day-to-day business and finance operations of the company.
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