Envirol, a grease trap waste treatment plant, and part of Blue’s waste management division has revealed plans to expand and upgrade its recycling facilities in Dubai by the end of 2017.
The facility works closely with Dubai Municipality to dispose of fats, oil and grease (FOG) waste generated by the emirate’s commercial kitchens.
Envirol is a joint venture initiative between Dubai Municipality and Blue, a member of Alserkal Group.
The announcement was made yesterday (March 22, 2017), during a ground breaking ceremony for the expansion at the Envirol Recycling Plant in Al Aweer.
Elham Pourtangestani, plant manager, Envirol commented: “The country’s hospitality segment has witnessed rapid growth over the years, with food establishments producing massive amounts of food waste every day, prompting authorities to raise their concerns on what to do with this waste.
“Being a leading edible oil waste recycling facility and the only grease trap waste treatment plant in the Middle East, Envirol remains steadfast in its commitment to providing smart waste management solutions through the use of innovative and efficient technologies.
“The planned expansion of our facilities is expected to help address the challenge of recycling millions of tons of FOG waste generated by more than 14,000 food establishments in Dubai.”
The expansion of the facilities and upgrade of equipment and infrastructure will increase the capacity of the Al Aweer plant from 50,000 gallons of waste per day to 100,000 gallons.
Dubai Municipality has mandated the installation of grease traps in every commercial kitchen, with all waste to be transported to Envirol for recycling.
The recycled waste is used to produce fertiliser, water and oil that can be reused for composting, irrigation and detergent industries.
Mohammed Al Kaabi, managing director, Blue, commented: “Whether it’s cleaning, recycling, repurposing or reusing waste materials, Envirol stands true to its commitment to make sure businesses in Dubai can work responsibly without having a negative impact on the earth.
“In fact, our recycling and refining efforts makes it possible to attain further use of these waste bi-products, not only reducing the dumping receptors perimeters but also leaving an environmentally clean and green impact on the community and the UAE as a whole.”