According to Dubai Carbon, the UAE ranks among the top five nations for per capita waste generation
in the world.
"The high per capita waste generation
rates in GCC countries must be tackled through sustainable strategies and waste-to- energy can contribute in a relevant manner to this circular economy objective," he says.
The UAE is among the top nations in per capita waste generation
in the world, and reportedly has some of the highest electricity and water consumption rates globally.
The UAE's per capita waste generation
is around 1.2 to 1.3 kilogram per day -- among the world's highest, the majority of which or 77 per cent ends up in landfills, the minister told Gulf News on the sidelines of the FNC session.
This would entail a significant increase in per capita waste generation
rates, from 1.2 to 1.42 kg/person/day in the next decade.
In Metro Manila, for instance, per capita waste generation
during Christmastime is estimated to rise from 0.7 kilo to 1.2 kilo.'
"Per capita waste generation
is highest in Bahrain, although the country is smallest among the GCC states.
Highlighting the concerns about per capita waste generation
rate, the study said presently it is about 300-400 gm/capita for medium cities and 400-600 gm/capita for large cities.
However the results revealed that the highest per capital waste generation was of UC Sikandarpur i.e 0.42/kg/capita/day and the lowest per capita waste generation
was of UC south i.e 0.34/kg/capita/day.
With one of the highest per capita waste generation
rates globally, Qatar has a huge incentive for re-use and re-cycling of materials besides an efficient waste-management.