Al Tadweer

Qatar Green Building Council (QGBC) unveiled Al Tadweer – a Recycling Validation Scheme (RVS) which provides scalable guidance for the recycling industry in Qatar. This program is partly sponsored by HSBC Qatar and was launched via a webinar attended by key stakeholders who introduced the program features, requirements, and application processes.

Al Tadweer will increase confidence in recycled products from solid waste through a quality audit and certification system. This also program offers a validation pathway covering the whole recycling lifecycle. This process includes : solid waste collections and haulers to waste; sorting and processing; and waste recycling into manufacturing.

The biggest challenges among this is Solid waste in Qatar’s which has emerged from rapid economic growth and urban development. Qatar Second National Development Strategy (NDS2) has now set a target to recycle 15% of solid waste by the upcoming year 2022.

QGBC worked closely with experts of the subject to develop the program to ensure quality assurance of solid waste recycling processes. Al Tadweer aligns with QGBC’s goal to educate stakeholders and the wider community about best practices to achieve a new low-carbon culture of waste management.

Engineer Meshal Al Shamari, Director, QGBC, further elucidated: “QGBC is proud to be able to further support sustainability processes and green initiatives through Al Tadweer, a program that will ensure further streamlining of the recycling industry in Qatar. Recycling is a key element of waste reduction, which is a national priority as the country works to reduce its solid waste generation.

“The Recycling Validation Scheme guarantees consumer confidence in the recycled solid waste product being fit for purpose and having the required level of performance.”