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The Ras Al Khaimah Waste Management Agency (RAK WMA) has developed a program in partnership with RAK Tourism Development Authority (RAK TDA) to get all hotels of the Emirate (30 hotels) to source-separate their generated waste into 4 streams: food waste, mixed recyclables, glass and hazardous waste. In 1-year time, from development of the project to this date, 500 tons of recyclables (paper, cardboard, plastics) have been diverted from the landfill and re-introduced in the recycling industry. This initiative has not only diverted the material from the landfill and avoiding environment contamination, but also has supplied more material to the local industry in order to avoid usage and import of virgin material. Besides this, 300 tons of glass have been diverted from the landfill and re-introduced to the local industry. Thanks to this initiative, hotels have grown in a sustainable manner and significantly reduced their waste, safety measures were increased for the staff which is managing the waste, environmental contamination was avoided. Ultimately, all stakeholders have been coordinating to overcome differences and discuss problems.

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