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    Envirol to Upgrade Food Waste Recycling Plant in Dubai



    Envirol, a joint venture initiative between Dubai Municipality and BLUE (a member of Alserkal Group), has revealed its plans to expand and upgrade its current recycling facilities in Dubai. The announcement was made during a ground breaking ceremony for the expansion at the Envirol Recycling Plant in Al Aweer. The expansion work for the recycling plant, which is the MENA region’s first grease trap waste treatment plant, is expected to be completed before the end of the year. To date, the current capacity of the Al Aweer plant is around 50,000 gallons of waste per day the completion of the new expansion and upgrade of its equipment and infrastructure will now allow Envirol to handle 100,000 gallons, which is double the amount of fat, oil and grease (FOG) waste generated by commercial kitchens located across Dubai on a daily basis. Envirol solely targets waste produced by food establishments and eateries across Dubai. Grease traps, which are a common feature in these restaurants and busy food outlets, work by separating fats, oil and grease from waste water. Dubai Municipality has mandated 'the installation of grease traps in every kitchen, along with its proper cleaning, sending of mandatory report and kitchen should deal only with permitted grease trap waste contractor, with all waste being transported to Envirol for recycling. “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 these wastes,” said Elham Pourtangestani, Plant Manager, Envirol. “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 provide 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.”