- 85.7% of the respondents affirmed Abu Dhabi’s significant role in promoting recycling and preserving the environment
Abu Dhabi, UAE: The Abu Dhabi Waste Management Company (Tadweer) unveiled the results of its survey, which measured the public’s awareness on sorting waste at the source in Abu Dhabi. The survey was launched in partnership with the Statistics Centre – Abu Dhabi (SCAD).
As per the survey’s results, 84.7% of the respondents are satisfied with Tadweer’s services, 85.7% affirmed Abu Dhabi’s significant role in promoting recycling and preserving the environment, and 84.9% are satisfied with Tadweer’s periodic collection services in their areas of residence in the Emirate.
The results also show that 72.6% of households know that domestic waste that is sorted at the source can be recycled and used in various fields, 83.5% of households are committed to disposing of waste in their designated containers on a daily basis, and 83.5% expressed their satisfaction with the quality of the Emirate’s infrastructure.
The survey targeted individuals and families, citizens, and expatriates in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and all its regions. It aimed to obtain an understanding of the public's knowledge of the proper ways to dispose of waste, the environmental impact of the combination of household and hazardous waste, and the reasons that prevent people from sorting waste at their homes. The survey also measured the overall satisfaction with the level of environmental awareness in the Emirate, and the services provided by Tadweer.
Eng. Ali Al Dhaheri, Chief Executive Officer of Tadweer, said: “The survey comes as part of our efforts to measure the level of public awareness on the importance of waste management and satisfaction with our services. This supports us to enhance our services further and provide community members of all ages and nationalities with an opportunity to play a pivotal role in reducing waste by adopting effective methods of sorting waste at home.”
“We are pleased with the survey’s high response rate and the achieved results, which will support us to develop a comprehensive plan to raise awareness of the importance of sorting waste at the source. The survey will enable the Company to explore more awareness opportunities and campaigns, and further develop future waste management strategies and initiatives, which would benefit all members of society,” Al Dhaheri added.
His Excellency Ahmed Mahmoud Fikri, Director General of SCAD, said: "SCAD ensures adhering to the latest international standards to provide high-quality statistics that decision-makers can use to develop services and effective policies that support the sustainable development of the Emirate. The Center is responsible for developing an integrated statistical system according to statistical methodologies and scientific foundations. These methodologies and foundations provide the required support to the authorities, to offer advanced services that raise the standards of living and meet the aspirations of our wise leadership.”
The Abu Dhabi Waste Management Company (Tadweer) is constantly working on providing value-added services to its customers and the society, in line with the best standards and practices. Tadweer puts a major focus on developing effective partnerships, making investments, and building capabilities to drive a sustainable future by preserving natural resources and creating an aware society who contributes to reducing waste production and turning it into an economic asset in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
Abu Dhabi Waste Management Company (Tadweer), part of ADQ, is the sole custodian of waste management for the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and is committed to developing an integrated waste management sector and becoming a leader in extracting value from waste to contribute to national sustainability ambitions.