Circular Economy

6 ways that Gulf cities can turn waste into wealth

As the world gravitates towards a circular economy, here's how GCC cities can capitalize on their next untapped commodity: waste. Image: Bee’ah

Ali Adnan Ibrahim

Adviser, Sustainability and Competitiveness, Al Baraka Banking Group


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Four Categories of Waste. Image: The Circular Economy Handbook: Realizing the Circular Advantage, Palgrave Macmillan, 2020, Figure 2.1, p17

A paper waste recycling facility in Gennevilliers, on the outskirts of Paris. Image: Reuters/Benoit Tessier
Bee’ah’s Material Recovery Facility is the Middle East's largest waste-sorting plant. Image: Bee'ah
Bigbelly recycling bins on Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai. Image: Dubai Municipality
The UNEP Circularity Approach. Image: UN Environment Programme

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