UAE-based largest premium aluminum producer, Emirates Global Aluminum (EGA) has partnered with beverage producers, can makers, and waste management companies to launch an Aluminum Recycling Coalition in the Emirates.
The coalition intends to drive a step-change in aluminum recycling in the UAE. As its first project, the alliance aims to support a study by the International Aluminum Institute on aluminum recycling rates and behaviors in the UAE, to fully understand the scale of the opportunity and potential solutions.
The International Aluminum Institute is the global trade association for the aluminum industry and is conducting similar studies around the world.
The coalition was launched at EGA in Al Taweelah in presence of His Excellency Abdullah Bin Touq Al Marri, UAE Minister of Economy, and Her Excellency Mariam bint Mohammed Saeed Hareb Almheiri, UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment.
“The Aluminum Recycling Coalition is led by Emirates Global Aluminum, the biggest ‘premium aluminum’ producer in the world and the heart of the broader aluminum sector in the UAE which generates over $5 billion annually in the national economy. It will enhance the UAE’s position as a global leader in international efforts towards green development, support our 2031 goals on the circular economy, and contribute to building a knowledge-based economy that is more resilient and competitive.”
The members of the coalition include EGA, Abu Dhabi Waste Management Company (Tadweer), Aujan Coca-Cola Beverages Company, Coca-Cola Al Ahlia Beverages Company, BEEAH Tandeef, Pepsi-bottler Dubai Refreshment, CANPACK, Crown Bevcan EMEA, DULSCO Group and Veolia.
According to the statement, the coalition expects to provide support to Government on aluminum recycling regulation and policies and to work together to further the development of aluminum recycling infrastructure.