The RAK Recycles Initiative aims to cut waste by 75 % until 2021. Now, the initiative rolls out across Al Hamra Village. Starting from 1 February 2018, all Al Hamra residents will receive green bags for the collection of clean recyclables and brown bags for the collection of food waste.
The introduction of RAK Recycles across the emirate is managed by the Ras Al Khaimah Waste Management Agency (RAKWMA). As part of the drive, households, schools, and businesses receive bags to separate waste into distinct categories. The emirate-wide distribution of the bags is due for completion by the end June 2018.
Al Hamra’s general manager, Mr. Benoy Kurien, said: “This is a landmark initiative that will significantly boost sustainability in Ras Al Khaimah and will create a new culture for recycling and waste awareness. On average, the emirate generates 550 tons of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) every day. As a responsible developer we are keen to ensure our residents can play their part in helping to reduce reuse and recycle. As a luxury location, providing a tranquil environment to thousands of residents and visitors, we are fully committed to protecting the environment and helping the community to do the same. Recycling is a vital part of the UAE’s future waste management plans and, as such, developers have an important role to play in helping to provide access to recycling facilities.”
The RAK Recycles Initiative will see residents and businesses issued with two different colored bags. The green bags are for items manufactured from plastic, including containers, bottles and sheets, as well as paper, cardboard, steel aluminum and glass. The brown bags are for food waste, including leftover food, out of date products, eggshells and vegetable peelings. Additionally, RAKWMA offers on-demand collection for garden waste, bulk waste, electronic waste and batteries.
For more information contact +971 27 227 2555 or 800 81118. You can also follow Ras Al Khaimah Waste Management Agency on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RAKWasteManagement