The Department of Economic Development Abu Dhabi, represented by its Industrial Development Office, has authorized the circulation of industrial facilities licensed at the level of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi for secondary industrial materials resulting from manufacturing processes, by re-entering them into its production processes by adding production lines for this purpose or selling them to industrial establishments in the emirate to be used as raw materials .
Muhammad Munif Al-Mansouri, Executive Director of the Industrial Development Bureau, said that this decision comes within the industrial sector sustainability project that the department is implementing, whereby industrial establishments retrieve secondary industrial products and incorporate them into industrial processes by adding material recovery activities left over from factory production lines, in a way that contributes to reducing burdens.
These establishments shall have the financial resources to dispose of these materials as industrial waste. He pointed out that the decision also allows industrial establishments to sell by-products that are not utilized to other industrial facilities in the emirate to be reused as an industrial input, providing an additional financial return for these establishments.
He added that the decision also aims to expand industrial activity in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and to make full use of raw materials within the manufacturing processes and reduce waste generated by the industrial sector.
More than 600 industrial establishments operating in the field of metallurgical, aluminum, plastic and chemical industries are expected to benefit from this decision. Paper, and other industries that produce secondary materials of economic value that can be reused. He explained that this decision strengthens the strategic directions for the transition to a circular economy, and also aims to enhance integration and cooperation between industrial facilities at the level of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, and at the same time supports the efforts of the Industrial Development Office in achieving its strategic objectives aimed at preserving environmental resources and reducing the amount of industrial waste. Which is sent to landfills or sent to treatment plants. Al-Mansoori stated that the Industrial Development Bureau will supervise the implementation of this decision in systematic ways and means that contribute to enhancing efforts aimed at creating clean production and recycling production waste by opening the optimal circulation between industrial facilities in the emirate. For his part, he explained that many industrial establishments that are based Recovering materials from iron waste and others have submitted requests to add this activity because of its importance in promoting the wheel of industrial production.