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RETech im Oman auf der Waste & Environmental Services Conference

BlackForest Solutions
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OWES is Oman’s largest environmental event and actively supported by reputed local and international regional entities like Be’ah, Haya, PAEW, and EcoMENA. It took place from the 13th till 14th of December 2017.

OWES brings together policy-makers, domain experts, engineers, technology companies, scientists, researchers, students, entrepreneurs, equipment suppliers and other professionals on a single platform to discuss environmental challenges in Oman and explore plausible solutions. OWES strives to focus on all aspects of environmental and waste management sector in Oman. Infact, the exhibition, technical sessions, panel discussions have been designed to address major environmental challenges in Oman, including but not limited to solid waste management, industrial waste management, sewage, air pollution, water pollution, ecological degradation, green buildings, climate change, environmental management and environmental awareness.

Waste management is a challenging issue for the Sultanate of Oman because of limited land availability and adverse impacts on environment and public health. With population of almost 3.9 million inhabitants, Oman generates more than 1.7 million tons of solid waste each year. The average per capita waste generation is more than 1.2 kg per day, which is equivalent to about 4700 tons of municipal waste every day.

Solid waste management scenario in Oman is marked by lack of collection and disposal facilities. Solid waste, industrial waste, e-wastes etc are deposited in scores of landfills scattered across the country. Oman has around 350 landfills/dumpsites which are managed by municipalities. In addition, there are numerous unauthorized dumpsites in Oman where all sorts of wastes are recklessly dumped.

Our member BlackForest Solutions took part at the event and presented German RETech Partnership and its aim to consolidates companies and institutions from the entire area of the waste management and recycling industry from collection and logistics to treatment and marketing as well as consultation, planning, research and teaching under one roof. Due to this network the RETech platform provides a unique opportunity for supporting the establishment of a well-ordered waste management industry, improving the requirements significantly for the export of German waste management and recycling technology.