UAE-based leading integrated environmental, recycling, and waste management company, BEEAH Group has signed a landmark ten-year contract with Egypt’s emerging environmental services company, Green Planet to provide solid waste collection, transportation, street cleaning, and public utilities services in the city of Sharm el-Sheikh.
The development comes ahead of 27th Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC (Cop27), which will be held in Egyptian city Sharm el-Sheikh, between 6 to 18 November 2022.
In preparation for Cop27 and over the next decade, BEEAH Group and Green Planet will implement future-ready waste management strategies that align with Egypt’s sustainability agenda, such as deploying world-class waste management infrastructure, streamlined waste collection solutions, and recycling services.
According to the statement, “Bringing together a network of RFID-tagged bins, a GPS-enabled fleet, and a skilled workforce, BEEAH Group, and Green Planet aim to set a new standard for operational efficiency while meeting waste management demand.”
“Alongside Green Planet, BEEAH is pleased to serve the city of Sharm el-Sheikh. Through our solutions and services, we aim to keep the city clean, preserve the environment and pioneer a sustainable quality of life for residents and visitors. With Cop27 approaching, it is the ideal time to support Egypt as it solidifies its initiatives under the Vision 2030 agenda. Today, we will begin by deploying world-class infrastructure and services to streamline waste management. Over the next decade, in partnership with Green Planet, our goal is to scale up services, build on zero-waste to landfill strategies, and help shape Sharm El-Sheikh into a sustainable, smart city of the future.”
As per the contract, BEEAH Group and Green Planet will deploy used cooking oil deposit machines throughout the city. Further, thousands of special used cooking oil collection bottles will be distributed among residents.
“Once a bottle is full, individuals can deposit it into the used cooking oil machine. As soon as a deposit is made, the machine will dispense an empty collection bottle, encouraging users to continue collecting and recycling used cooking oil,” the company said.
BEEAH and Green Planet will also carry out on-ground activities to foster a culture of recycling and proper waste disposal among communities, which will also drive the utilization of the waste management services and infrastructure that will be provided to Sharm El-Sheikh.
Dr. Mohamed Asaad, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Green Planet, stated that, “In collaboration with BEEAH Group, we will also launch an awareness campaign that aims to educate the city’s residents about the importance of preserving marine and desert environments, as well as natural resources. The climate crisis has made it clear that we must unite efforts globally, with each of us having a role to play in mitigating the negative effects. Through ongoing collaboration between government, environmental institutions, and society, we believe we can drive real impact in securing a sustainable future for all.”
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