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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.
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
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
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
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
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!
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 first-ever International E-Waste Day was developed by the WEEE Forum to promote
awareness and proper disposal of electronic waste took place on 13 th October 2018, and since
then has been celebrated worldwide to raise the public profile of e-waste recycling and its
benefits for the planet. It was aimed at increasing the reuse and recycling rates of waste
electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) throughout the globe.
We all are aware that any electronic product or accessory that has reached their end of useful
life is categorized as e-waste and are even more familiar with the hazardous threats posed by
improper disposal of electronic and electrical waste, not to mention the health risks associated
with it. To neutralize with this global menace, awareness is one of the key motivators for
people to act and dispose of their unused, broken, or non-functional electronic items with a
certified recycling company like Enviroserve.
Consumers are believed to be the key to a circular economy and their habits of production and
consumption play a vital role in environmental safety. By the end of 2021, each person on the
planet will produce, on an average, 7.6 kg of e-waste, meaning that a massive 57.4 million
tonnes will be generated worldwide – a UN report reveals. Several initiatives are being carried
out to tackle this sensitive issue but none of them would be successful without an active
participation and a mindset change of the consumers. This is crucial because the volume of e-
waste that is being generated is increasing day after day at an alarming pace and the improper
handling is resulting in a huge loss of valuable raw materials. It might be interesting to note that
for every million mobile handsets that are recycled, around 24kg of gold, 16,000kg of copper,
350kg of silver, and 14kg of palladium (worth 57 billion dollars) could be recovered and reused
for sustainable practices! No wonder, e-waste is a rich source of precious metals that can be
brought back into the production cycle.
In a commitment to ensure a greener future, individuals, and organizations overall, need to
observe International E-Waste Day in its true essence. Initiatives to enhance people’s
knowledge about e-waste and the correct measures of disposal will help in creating the ideal
circular economy. As long as citizens do not change their mindset towards a proper disposal of
electronic waste, reuse, recycle and refurbishment, we will continue mining for precious
materials that is even more destructive to the environment. International E-Waste Day
promotes sound e-waste collection, repair, reuse, and recycling of all kinds of electronic items,
consumer electronics and personal gadgets on a global level.
Let us all pledge to change the trend of dropping waste electronic products in the trash can and
donating them to Enviroserve or similar certified recycling organizations so that we leave a
greener planet for our generations to come.
According to 2016 Dubai Carbon statistics, an average UAE resident generates about 2.7kg of
waste every day. The capital city of Abu Dhabi has revealed a significant rise in the amount of waste over the past couple of years, notifying that the emirate generated about 940,000 tons of waste monthly- almost the weight of two empty Burj Khalifas. Alarmingly, only 30% of the waste makes it to the recycling center for an ethical disposal and treatment. As of now, about 70-80 per cent of the waste goes straight to the dumps which includes household waste, plastics, food scraps, construction waste as well as compostable waste from residential areas and farms. The National News informs that Abu Dhabi has set ambitious targets to reduce the amount of waste that goes to landfills by 15% by the year 2030. Environment chiefs in the capital are stressing on the importance of recycling that can be achieved via two main strategies. Awareness and Increasing the recycling capacity. They also pointed out the need of segregating waste and that it should be made a part of one’s day-to-day routine to bring down processing costs. Residents believe that those who want to make their move towards sustainability and an ethical disposal of waste, do not have a proper set of guidelines for doing so. Since its inception in 2004, Enviroserve has been diligently working towards a safe environment by providing recycling services for individuals, corporate as well as government entities in the UAE. With over a decade of providing sustainable recycling services in the region, Enviroserve has become one of the most reputed and trusted e-waste processing company efficiently delivering on environmental commitments. With headquarters in Dubai, Enviroserve Waste Collection is conveniently located in Musaffah in Abu Dhabi and is solely dedicated to all waste collection and recycling requirements in the capital. Enviroserve is approved by UAE Municipalities to collect, reuse, refurbish or dismantle used products and electronics to minimize environmental damage. Strict guidelines are followed to recycle electronic items such as Mobile Phones, Laptops, Computers, etc. as they can store important information. Enviroserve is committed to protect and safeguard all these data carrying devices and follows meticulous regulations to recycle. To become a part of your corporate social responsibility drive, you can log on to www.enviroserve.org or call us on +971- 56 675 8177. You are just a few clicks away from making your move! Remember, every effort counts.
Have you ever taken a moment and thought of all the storage devices that you discarded
because of some reason or the other? Maybe they got defective, reached their end-of-life,
became redundant or were simply not in use. They may have been illegally dumped in the
landfills and polluted the natural resources of the Earth, but what’s also concerning is that
there is a high chance of these products ending up on a resale site or becoming a part of the
notorious ‘grey market’. Simply deleting the data will not make your old gadget secure against a privacy breach or info leak. There is a risk that the deleted data can be recovered. It may contain your confidential business data, personal contact information, online shopping details, social network details, passwords, bank account info, credit card details, property info, private documents, personal photos and so on. Personal information such as name, address, Id card, photos, etc. can be misused to impersonate a person or a significant member of a business. It is of the utmost importance that this data be completely wiped out from the storage memory without leaving any scope for retrievability. Manufacturers and distributors of trusted brands opt for secure destruction of storage devices and electronic products eliminating the potential threat of damaging the reputation. Total product destruction assures that expired, counterfeited and faulty goods do not make their way
back to the marketplace. We all are aware of the importance of a good brand image and
reputation. A positive image displays the brand as a trustworthy name in the marketplace. One bad review on Google and the brand tends to lose potential customers.
Enviroserve’s industrial grade shredding equipment works for all types of storage devices such as hard disks, flash memory, CDs, RAMs, ROMs, external hard drives, solid-state drives, optical storage devices, memory cards, laptops, PC storage, tablets and more. All your branded products and storage devices are destroyed through secure procedures that are in compliance with NIST 800-88 standards and are US Department of Defense 5220.22-M certified, making Enviroserve the most reputed and trusted IT Refurbishment company in the region. With an unmatched quality of service, a vast industry knowledge and state-of-the-art equipment, Enviroserve designs and executes data protection strategies that securely dispose of and refurbish your unwanted inventory and gadgets. A comprehensive array of product destruction methods deployed by Enviroserve include shredding, crushing and manual destruction to achieve desired results. You will receive a complete data erasure report once your items are fully destroyed. Now you can wipe out your data while sitting at your living room or your office cabin using our new remote wiping system which is a great tool to help you achieve your goal while protecting you and your company from COVID (virus).When you choose to recycle your electronic products securely with Enviroserve, you are not only protecting your brand, critical data and business but are also making a big difference to the environment.
The backbone of every product manufacturing business lies in its brand protection. Due to
technological advancements and the birth of specializes 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. Enviroserve understands the utmost importance in the secure disposal of products that are deemed un-suitable for the marketplace, as the re-appearance of these products back into the market can dramatically compromise the reputation and integrity of your brand. Safety hazards posed by these faulty products cannot be overlooked. Simply throwing away discarded goods such as empty shampoo bottles, product samples, sports goods, medical machinery, consumer goods, marketing material, toys, clothes, etc. poses a threat to the environment. 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/fraud and materials ending up in Landfill. Excess stock requires a large amount of storage space, money, and energy for maintenance. The best part about recycling branded products with Enviroserve is that we make sure that the raw materials extracted after destruction are recycled/disposed of properly protecting the environment – all at the same time.
Electrical and electronic waste is one of biggest challenge if not treated or recycled properly. The need to stay updated with the latest gadgets and gizmos has led to a pressing concern about the build-up of electronic waste such as broken mobile phones, redundant laptops, LED screens along with an urgency for its ethical disposal. People, especially youngsters, have got into the habit of upgrading their devices almost every year which leads to an improper disposal of electronic junk. Electronic waste usually contains high amounts of toxic materials such as mercury, cadmium, lithium, barium, etc. which has adverse effects on brain, liver, kidney, and the skeletal system. According to a UN research, approximately 50 million tons of e-waste was produced globally in 2018, out of which unfortunately only 20% ended up being responsibly treated and recycled. A large part of the population is yet to be made aware of this alarming reality which is working as a slow poison for our green planet.
The Sustainabilist reports that on an average, UAE generates around 17.2 kg/person of e-waste yearly being one of the biggest e-waste generators along with Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. As a part of Vision 2030 to make UAE one of the best countries to live in, UAE has begun scaling up its recycling efforts with focus on environmental sustainability besides improving air quality, preserving water resources, executing green growth plans, and increasing the utilization of clean energy. Enviroserve has pledged to reduce and recycle e-waste by offering residential communities and corporate setups an eco-friendly way to recycle their electronic waste. Enviroserve is the only company in UAE that is affiliated by Ministry of Environment and certified by UAE Municipalities to confidentially destroy, dismantle, and repurpose electronic waste up to 98%. Being the world’s largest recycling plant, Enviroserve was set up in Dubai Industrial City with a capacity
to process over 39,000 tonnes of e-waste annually. Enviroserve has been diligently working to protect the environment by reducing the hazardous impact of e-waste using state-of-the-art technology. The 280,000 square foot recycling hub specializes in processing WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment), IT Asset Disposition (ITAD), refrigerant gas and other specializes waste. From consumer to commercial and military, Enviroserve can process various types of WEEE, ranging from air conditioners, computers, household appliances, batteries, mobile phones and even military avionics. Besides,
Enviroserve has the capacity to recycle aerosol cans, light bulbs, FMCG products and more.
Green Truck by Enviroserve, is a private recycling service provider specializes in the domestic collection of all recyclables. It recycles up to 98% of the e-waste giving an opportunity to small and medium enterprises to recycle their e-waste responsibly. Currently, over 1500 Green Bins have been placed at various locations across Dubai and Abu Dhabi which is collected by Green Truck, on a weekly basis.
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
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/
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
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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.
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.
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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.