Vanden Recycling, which focuses on plastics recycling, has established a new location in Dubai, UAE.

According to the company, the recycling rate is currently less than 10% in the region and Saudi Arabia and UAE have gained status as two of the world’s largest waste producers.

In order to achieve these goals, there is an urgent need for sustainable recovery systems and a structured approach to plastics recycling.

‘Our strong belief that plastic ‘waste’ is a commodity that creates sustainable circular supply chains means that Vanden is well positioned to support,’ said Beril Yesilirmak, newly appointed business development manager in Dubai. ‘Opportunities in the UAE and GCC are obvious with the low recycling rates and high waste generation.’

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