Bee’ah launches recycling facility using robotics and artificial intelligence to boost ambitions of diverting waste to landfill

Bee’ah launches recycling facility using robotics and artificial intelligence to boost ambitions of diverting waste to landfill

Sharjah – To enhance the capabilities of the four square kilometer integrated waste management complex, BEEAH Recycling, the leading waste treatment and material recovery company under the BEEAH Group, has launched a new recycling facility.

The commercial and industrial (C&I) waste recycling facility is the 10th and newest addition to BEEAH Recycling’s waste management complex, which aims to help Sharjah achieve 100% landfill waste diversion this year.

The C&I recycling facility is the first of its kind in the region, with a robotics and AI system that automatically detects, identifies and separates different types of waste. It will complement waste remediation efforts at BEEAH Recycling’s Material Recovery Facility (MRF), the largest of its kind in the Middle East and the third largest in the world.

Previously, MRF was the primary separation site for mixed recyclable materials at BEEAH Recycling’s waste management complex. With the addition of a C&I recycling facility that supports artificial intelligence and robotics, BEEAH Recycling is set to enhance material recovery efficiency and increase landfill waste diversion.

Sharing his vision on the impact of the C&I facility, Khalid Al Huraimel, CEO of BEEAH Group, said, “We are proud of the latest developments in BEEAH Recycling, which align with our group’s vision of pioneering sustainable quality of life for all. We believe that achieving zero waste in landfill is The cornerstone of tomorrow’s sustainable and smart cities, and we look forward to achieving this goal for the Emirate of Sharjah. By using future technologies and the vision of artificial intelligence to improve material recovery, we are accelerating towards our zero waste goals and creating a positive impact on society, the environment and the circular economy.”

Speaking about the recycling facility, Daker Al-Rabiah, CEO of BEEAH Recycling, said: “By using robotics and artificial intelligence, the C&I facility treats waste and recovers materials from recyclable mixed materials faster and more effectively for reintroduction into the economy. We are not only enhancing the capabilities of our complex integrated, but setting a new standard for how to recover valuable materials from waste in a way that saves time, labor and cost.”

Al-Rabee noted that more than ten different types of materials will be recovered from the C&I recycling facility, including aluminum, HDPE, plastic auto parts, wood, tires, PET, polypropylene containers and bags, paper, cardboard, metals and mixed films. Commercial waste will be sent from the C&I recycling facility to the nearby Solid Fuel Recovery (SRF) facility, which BEEAH Recycling launched last month. At SRF, commercial residues will be converted into alternative green fuels.

“By integrating the new C&I facility with the SRF facility, we have demonstrated that integrated waste treatment can drive our goals of sending zero waste to landfill for the first time in the Middle East. At the same time, we are generating two-fold value; from recovered materials and waste-derived fuels” .

At full operational capacity, the C&I recycling facility will process approximately 156,000 tons of mixed recyclable materials annually, which translates to approximately 500 tons of waste per day.

This level of productivity is supported by the facility’s integrated artificial intelligence and robotics system, which recognizes, sorts, and produces bales of plastic, paper, aluminum, light and inflated leftovers, among other materials. With robotics and the vision of artificial intelligence, the system sets a global standard for automatic recovery of recyclable materials. So far, Sharjah has recorded a waste diversion rate of 76 percent with the support of the award-winning Bee’ah waste management complex.

The C&I and SRF facilities add to eight other waste treatment facilities in BEEAH Recycling’s waste management complex, including a material recovery facility for mixed recyclables, a metals recycling center for automobiles and cars, an industrial wastewater treatment plant for industrial wastewater, and a construction and facility Demolition waste for debris from construction sites, biomass facility for cellulose and carbon based waste, alternative raw material facility for marine debris, effluent and oil spills, tire recycling facility for old tires, medical waste treatment facility for biohazard medical waste. Now, with a total of 10 facilities in its waste management complex, Bee’ah Recycling is set to steadily increase the landfill waste diversion rate in the Emirate of Sharjah and achieve 100 per cent landfill waste diversion by the end of 2022, which It makes it the first city to achieve zero waste in landfill in the Middle East.

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