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DSO inks deal to recycle e-scrap

Dubai, August 10, 2010

Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO), the integrated free zone technology park, said it has signed a MoU with Enviroserve for effective disposal and recycling of electronic scrap (e-scrap)collected from its premises.

Enviroserve is a public-private partnership with the UAE Ministry of Environment and Water and the only federally accredited body in the Middle East offering services in electronic scrap management, refrigerant gas recovery and reclaim, and green audits.

The MoU was signed by Muammar Al Katheeri, senior VP of Engineering Management at Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA) and Stuart Fleming, CEO of Enviroserve at the company headquarters, said a DSO statement.

The agreement brings DSO in line with the International Environmental Standards in electronic waste/scrap management, and ensures that mobile phones and other obsolete electronics are disposed of environmentally-responsibly, the statement added.

Commenting on the pact, Muammar said, “This comes as part of our efforts to fulfill our corporate environmental responsibility on which we place significant importance.'

The MoU is also in line with the UAE Government’s drive to introduce, monitor and develop green initiatives and environmental issues of relevance to the country,' he remarked.

“While the advanced technological environment we offer is a unique one, it is equally important that we are proactive about green initiatives to ensure future generations enjoy the tech-innovations in a clean and healthy environment,” Muammar added.

Flemming said DSO had shown outstanding commitment to corporate social responsibility and was regularly taking up new initiatives.

“DSO has joined a growing list of companies we work with, companies that focus more and more on environment-related activities and raise awareness on green issues,” he added.

In its role as an active supporter of green initiatives, DSO recently organized at Dubai Festival City the ‘Go Green’ campaign to mark the World Environmental Day 2010 in accordance with the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP).

The initiative enlisted the participation of 16 reputed organizations in Dubai such as Enviroserve, included tree planting activities around the technology park and cleaning up the community, and served to increase responsiveness to the environment and climate change.-TradeArabia News Service




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