A delegation of nine MPs from Kenya visited Bee’ah’s Waste Management Centre in Sharjah, the region’s largest collection of waste segregation and processing facilities.
The visit proved to be a success, serving as an effective platform to exchange ideas and tackle key issues related to sustainability. The top delegates gained in-depth insight into Bee’ah’s trajectory to date and learnt more about the organization’s journey as a full-fledged, Sharjah-based integrated environmental and waste management company. In parallel, both parties discussed potential areas of collaboration and means to curb alarming trends in waste management.
In recent years, Bee’ah has adopted a truly unique approach to waste management best practices, setting industry benchmarks for the region and achieving unprecedented recycling and environmental performance targets in the emirate of Sharjah. It is precisely this vision that propelled the Kenyan delegation to instigate the visit.
While touring the facilities, the delegation – led by Honorary MP and Chairperson of the Committee Amina Abdalla and Kenyan Ambassador to the UAE Mohamed Gello – was able to delve deeper into Bee’ah’s expanding waste management operations and deliberate plans that could help advance common sustainability goals.
“It was an honour to host this prestigious delegation from Kenya at our waste management facilities in Sharjah,” said Khaled Al Huraimel, Group Chief Executive Officer, Bee’ah.
“At Bee’ah, our objective has long been to steadily – and strategically – raise awareness of our waste management practices and bring Sharjah’s environmental solutions into the global limelight. We are proud that our operations are being recognized on an international scale and hope that this delegation visit takes us one step further in our mission to showcase the positive results reaped from sustainable practises.”
In 2013 alone, Bee’ah – the Middle East’s leading and award winning integrated environmental and waste management company – managed over 2.1 million tonnes of waste and diverted over 60% of waste from landfills in Sharjah, further advancing its goal of achieving zero-waste to landfill in the emirate. Bee’ah has also inaugurated a slew of unprecedented community and educational initiatives in Sharjah, from the Bee’ah School of Environment (BSOE) to Interschool Recycling competitions, the Gulf Ecosystem Research Centre, the myBee’ah loyalty programme, Clean-Up Campaigns and recycling programs.
*Attendees visiting Bee’ah’s Waste Management Center included Honorary Member of Parliament (MP) and Chairperson of the Committee Amina Abdalla; Honorary MP Abdulaziz Farah; Honorary MP Alice Ng’ang’a; Honorary MP Marcus Muluvi; Honorary MP Jackson Rop; Honorary MP Sunjeev Birdi; Honorary MP Gearge Oner; Honorary MP Zainab Chidzuga; Honorary MP Chachu Ganya; Kenyan Ambassador to the UAE Mohamed Gello; and, Enock Sailewu, an official representative from the Kenyan Embassy in the UAE.