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Sharjah’s BEEAH Group launches AI-enabled recycling facility to bolster zero waste to landfill goal

Sharjah’s BEEAH Group launches AI-enabled recycling facility to bolster zero waste to landfill goal

At full operational capacity, the recycling facility will process around 156,000 tonnes of mixed recyclables per year

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BEEAH Recycling, the waste processing subsidiary of Sharjah-based BEEAH Group, has launched a new recycling facility.

The commercial and industrial (C&I) waste recycling facility is the tenth and latest addition to BEEAH recycling’s waste management complex, which is aiming to help Sharjah achieve 100 per cent landfill waste diversion by the end of 2022. The new facility has a robotics and AI system that automatically detects, identifies and separates different types of waste, and will supplement efforts at BEEAH recycling’s material recovery facility (MRF), the company said in a statement.

At full operational capacity, the C&I recycling facility will process around 156,000 tonnes of mixed recyclables annually, translating to about 500 tonnes of waste per day.

Khaled Al Huraimel, group CEO of BEEAH Group, said, “We believe that achieving zero waste to landfill future is a cornerstone for tomorrow’s sustainable, smart cities, and we look forward to achieving this goal for Sharjah. By employing future technologies and AI vision to optimise material recovery, we are accelerating towards zero-waste targets and creating positive impact for society, the environment, and the circular economy.”

“With the use of robotics and AI, the C&I facility processes waste and recovers material from mixed recyclables faster and more effectively for reintroduction into the economy,” added Daker El-Rabaya, CEO of BEEAH Recycling.

Over ten different types of material will be recovered from the facility, including aluminium, HDPE, plastic car parts, wood, tyre, PET, polypropylene containers and sacks, paper and carton, metals and mix film, El-Rabaya added. Commercial residue from the recycling facility will be sent to the nearby solid recovered fuel (SRF) facility, launched by BEEAH Recycling last month, where it will be transformed into alternative green fuel.

“Combining our new C&I facility with the SRF facility, we have demonstrated that integrated waste processing can drive our goals of sending zero waste to landfill for the first time in the Middle East. At the same time, we are generating value two-fold; from recovered materials and waste-derived fuels,” El-Rabaya added.

With the support of BEEAH Recycling’s waste management complex, Sharjah so gar has recorded a 76 per cent waste diversion rate.

Besides the C&I and SRF facilities, BEEAH Recycling’s waste management complex houses the Material Recovery Facility for mixed recyclables, the Metal Recycling Centre for cars and automobiles, the Industrial Waste Water Treatment Plant for industrial wastewater, the Construction and Demolition Waste facility for debris from construction sites, the Biomass facility for cellulose and carbon-based waste, the Alternative Raw Material facility for marine debris, effluents and oil spills, the Tyre Recycling facility for old tyres, and the Medical Waste Processing facility for biohazardous medical waste.

BEEAH Group and Egypt’s Green Planet formed a partnership last month to deliver a ten-year contract in Sharm el-Sheikh.

Read: Sharjah’s BEEAH Group, Green Planet partner to advance sustainable waste management in Egypt

The two entities will implement waste management strategies that align with Egypt’s sustainability agenda,

Also read: UAE firm Beeah Is looking to go beyond waste

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