In recognition of the United Nations Environment Programme's (UNEP) World Environment Day (June 5), ADNOC-Distribution and Borouge have signed an agreement to provide consumer waste segregation and collection facilities for the purpose of recycling at ADNOC service stations throughout the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
ADNOC-Distribution is the leading marketer and distributor of petroleum products and services within the UAE and Borouge is a leading provider of innovative plastics solutions manufactured at its petrochemical complex in Ruwais, Abu Dhabi.
The scheme will initially include the segregation and collection of plastics, metal and paper waste for recycling and will be piloted at several service stations during the second half of 2010. Collection is the first step in the recycling process and leads to the processing of used materials into new products. As a result, recycling prevents the squander of potentially useful materials and reduces the need for conventional waste disposal facilities like "land-fills". It also reduces the potential dangers and ugly sight of litter in the environment. Together with reuse and recovery, recycling is an effective method of handling consumer waste. The programme will also create awareness and highlight the role of society in eliminating litter and handling waste.