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Site visits to E-waste recycling plants to review their  issued approvals and  licenses

In light of the mandates of E-Waste National Committee for the Sustainable Management stated in the ministerial decree no. (124) of 2019, according to which it is responsible for establishing a sound management system for E-waste, Medical and E-Waste Management  Project arranged site visits for the associated working party to E-waste recycling plants in order to review the approvals, licenses issued for them, prepare a detailed factual report regarding their work, production capacity, the amount of E-waste received during the past year and the disposal of hazardous parts as well as their challenges, in order to adjust and modify the environmental approvals and licenses as needed, in addition to circulating a list of formal recyclers that reflects their production capacity and the type of E-waste they are accredited to recycle .

The site visits were carried out by representatives from Environmental Impact Assessment, Inspection and Environmental Compliance and Legal Affairs Departments of the Ministry of Environment, Waste Management Regulatory Authority, Industrial Development Authority, and Medical and Electronic Waste Management Project. These visits included International Technology Group (ITG), Electronic Waste Recycling Plant (Triple Ree), Electronic and Electrical Waste Recycling Plant (Al Araishi Trading & Industry), Green Core Recycling Company, Recycle Key Company.

It is worth mentioning that the National Committee for the Sustainable Management of E-waste sets action plan to sustain e-waste management system, through which the committee reviews the environmental approvals and licenses issued to E-waste recyclers, checks the environmental and hazardous waste records to advise the respective administrative authority to take the required action for revocation the license of non-compliance companies. In this context, the associated working party has prepared a checklist for the formal recycling plants inspection so that they can initiate their compliance procedures as needed.