Borouge partners with Tadweer to explore recycling opportunities in Abu Dhabi

Borouge partners with Tadweer to explore recycling opportunities in Abu Dhabi

Partnership enables best practices in polymers collection and recycling in the UAE

  • By ICN Bureau | October 05, 2023

Borouge, a leading petrochemical company that provides innovative and differentiated polyolefin solutions and Tadweer (Abu Dhabi Waste Management Company) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore opportunities in the management and adoption of best practices in waste management, sorting and mechanical recycling of polymers.

Tadweer, part of ADQ, is the sole custodian of waste management for the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and is committed to developing an integrated waste management sector and becoming a leader in extracting value from waste to contribute to national sustainability ambitions.

Hazeem Sultan Al Suwaidi, Chief Executive Officer of Borouge, said: “We are very pleased to collaborate with Tadweer to promote and implement stronger circular economy initiatives in the UAE. Together, we are exploring innovative ways of sorting and recycling polymers in alignment with national and international best practices. The MoU is in line with our continuous commitment to the wellbeing of society and preservation of environment. Sustainability is and will remain an integral part of our operations and culture that enables us to reduce risks and drive positive growth towards a brighter and more sustainable future.”

Eng. Ali Mohamed Al Dhaheri, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Tadweer, said: "In this pivotal moment for sustainability, Borouge and Tadweer will unite to pave the way for a circular economy in the UAE. Together, we will embark on a transformative journey to redefine waste as a valuable resource and a catalyst for sustainable development. Our partnership is not just about recycling polymers; it's about reimagining our impact on the environment, society, and the economy. We stand committed to crafting a legacy where waste becomes the cornerstone of innovation and where we build a brighter and more sustainable future for all."

Borouge and Tadweer will explore further opportunities in polymers waste sorting for mechanical recycling and the development of a sustainable ecosystem, to secure the generation of high-quality polymer recyclates using different technologies. Furthermore, the partners will join forces to establish business development and benchmarking frameworks which unlock value added business opportunities through potential joint investments in brown and greenfield assets. The agreement reinforces Borouge and Tadweer’s leading industry positions and supports their circular economy ambitions.

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