On-Farm Recycling of Green Waste into Valuable Compost

On-Farm Recycling of Green Waste into Valuable Compost
Publication type: 
Poster
Authors: 
Abdullah Alshankiti, Shabbir Shahid, Shagufta Gill
Abstract: 
120 million tons of waste produced in the GCC countries in 2010 with over 22.2 million tons was municipal waste. The quantity of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) per capita, the highest being 2.7 kg/capita/day in Bahrain and the minimum 0.7 kg/capita/day in Oman. Waste management is a priority in UAE as emphasized in Abu Dhabi 2030 and its waste management strategy with its objective to establish a world class sustainable waste management system to divert waste away from landfill disposal and maximize resource recovery. The waste management department in Dubai Municipality presently processes about 4000 tonnes of waste per day which is approximately 24% of the total available, rest is dumped in landfills.