Construction waste materials are now a day’s an issue in developing countries. The countries in the Middle East sector has substantially growing interest in building construction despite of the recession around the world, the construction of building and towers has attracted many international companies and agencies to invest their capital for business and besides it also have optimistic effects on economy of the country ...view middle of the document...
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Dubai Municipality's Waste Management Department said in its annual report that a total of 27.7 million tonnes of construction waste was removed from various constructions sites in the city, compared to 10.5 million tonnes in 2006, according to Wam.
"Construction and demolition waste makes up 75% of the total solid waste generated in Dubai every year," the news agency said.
Dubai's economy has been booming on a near six-fold increase in oil prices since 2002, which has spurred a real estate boom after the family-ruled emirate allowed foreign ownership, attracting home buyers from around the world.
Eight million tonnes of construction waste is recycled by Dubai Municipality each year, with the remaining amount going to landfill, Wam said.
GCC countries rank in the top 10 of world waste producers with 120 million tonnes of waste per year, and figures are expected to reach 350,000 million tonnes by 2014.
A total of 30,000 tonnes of construction and demolition waste is created every day in Dubai and more solutions other than landfills are desperately needed to deal with the waste, Dubai Municipality