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Efate wins deal to recycle toxic e-waste at The Sustainable City

DUBAI, March 8, 2021

UAE-based Diamond Developers said it has signed up Efate, an e-waste management company to deploy its electronic waste (e-waste) collection and management solutions within The Sustainable City, the region's first fully-operational sustainable community located in Dubailand.
As part of the deal, Efate has installed a container that is specialised in recycling and providing smart waste solutions inside the TSC, closer to the main entrance. 
The 24-Hour e-Waste drop-off station will provide a free and efficient e-waste management solution to residents and the general public, said a statement from Diamond Developers.
Residents and the public can drop their e-waste at this station, where it will be collected and taken to a recycling facility and separated. 
Useful components that contain raw materials will be reused in manufacturing new products and useless parts will be crushed without causing any harmful emissions, said the statement.
Recyclable e-waste including laptops, printers, tablets, mobile phones, CPUs, TVs, stereos, and other electronic items will be collected at the station. Efate also offers free pick-up for large electronic items, it added.
The move is aimed at ensuring a smart solution for one of the most complex threats that the environment is facing, said a top official.
"In the past years, the level of electronic waste has seen an unprecedented increase. The world now discards 50 million tonnes of e-waste per year and it’s a scary fact that only 20% of this is recycled properly!," remarked Faris Saeed, CEO, and co-founder of Diamond Developers.
"As a responsible society, we need to identify better methods and means of not just disposing of the e-waste but, most importantly, reusing and recycling it," he stated.
"The partnership with Efate is one step towards this direction. We encourage everyone, not only our residents and neighbors, to come and drop off their unused and unwanted electronic items at this drop-off station so that we can divert that waste from landfill and make important strides in our mission towards a cleaner future," noted Saeed.
The new facility is a part of TSC’s continuous efforts to shape a brighter, cleaner, and greener Dubai. And by partnering with Efate, a local company established by young Emiratis, TSC also underlines its commitment to support local small business ideas, especially the ones contributing to Sustainability, he added.
On the tie-up, Efate CEO Mohammed Al Hammadi said: "We follow the best practices in waste management and collection. And with the support of e-waste data, we spread awareness among our customers about the deeper impact that improper management of e-waste has on our environment."
"We are so proud to partner and share our vision of a greener future with a benchmark project like The Sustainable City," he added.-TradeArabia News Service


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