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EGBC to discuss importance of effective waste management

Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), an independent forum aimed at conserving the environment by strengthening and promoting green building practices, will organise an industry networking event that discusses the importance of effective waste management.

Bringing together various stakeholders from the building industry supply chain, the networking event will be held on November 13, 2013, from 7 to 9pm at Ivory 1, Sheraton Hotel, Mall of the Emirates Dubai.

The discussion will cover smart and innovative design and practices for waste management, strategies within the community and at educational institutions, and the importance of recycling and waste management.

Adnan Sharafi, Chairman of EmiratesGBC and Board Member of the World Green Building Council, said: “The UAE has clearly underlined its commitment to the values outlined by the United Nations to address environmental issues including global climate change, waste management and recycling. With the GCC countries reportedly producing over 120 million tonnes of solid waste every year, there are concerted efforts being launched to manage and recycle waste.

“The networking event by EmiratesGBC puts the spotlight on effective mechanisms to manage waste, by encouraging the various stakeholders to work together for more sustainable built environments. With the growth in population, industrialisation and urbanisation, waste generation is expected to increase, and we must take timely measures now to safeguard our environment for the future generations.”

InSinkErator, the sponsor of the event, will also mark the company’s 75th anniversary by offering the first 75 registered participants with gift vouchers.

The event is open for EmiratesGBC members and non-members. The fee per delegate is AED 50 for members and AED 150 for non-members. Those who are interested to participate in the networking event can register at: events@emiratesgbc.org before November 11.


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