“Riyadh unveils new integrated waste management and recycling plan” – Recycling Product News – July 18, 2019

On July 18, 2019 Recycling Product News reported that three Saudi entities signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) “to recycle 81% of municipal solid waste and 47% of construction and demolition waste by 2035.

A landmark initiative launched today in Riyadh aims to improve the collection and recycling of the waste in the city of Riyadh as part of Saudi Vision 2030 goals to preserve and protect the environment and achieve environmental sustainability by improving recycling rates.

The National Waste Management Center, the Riyadh Municipality and the Saudi Investment Recycling Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Public Investment Fund, signed a tripartite memorandum of understanding (MoU), to start integrated waste management and waste recycling activities in Riyadh.

Under the MoU, the three parties will jointly work on the execution of the overall waste management strategy for Riyadh in order to achieve a set of strategic objectives for recycling for Riyadh by 2035. This notably includes the recycling of 81 per cent of the 3.4 million tons of annually produced municipal solid waste and 47 per cent of the approximately five million tons of construction and demolition waste per year. The strategy further aims to the removal and recycling of an estimated 20 million tons of construction and demolition waste that is currently lying in vacant plots and on roadsides around the capital.

As part of an integrated waste management system, the Saudi Investment Recycling Company will build state-of-the-art recycling facilities to recycle all types of waste. This includes the recycling of municipal waste into recyclables such as fertilizer, paper, plastics and metals.”

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