Circular Economy & Sustainable Development in the UAE

Hayat Nasser – May 10, 2021

The circular economy is a model of production and consumption which practically involves sharing, leasing, repairing, reusing, repairing and recycling existing materials and products as long as possible. In comparison to the linear model of “take-make-waste”, a circular economy is designed to gradually decouple growth from the consumption of limited resources. Waste Management Authorities are being treated as revenue sources by surcharges, which is essentially a waste reduction program, that’s why we call it an additional approach to waste management, the waste management hierarchy is made up of two essential ranges, the most preferred option is prevention while our least preferred option is disposal. The waste management hierarchy is the end of the pipe solution, rather than contemplating a product lifecycle, it does not fix cost-effective straightenings, except in the idea of an integrated approach to solid waste management and using a circular economy approach to maximize the integrated waste system, sustainable solid waste management systems can be engineered through two key items!

IWM or integrated waste management, is a philosophy that takes a holistic approach to waste management and manages waste in an environmentally, effective and efficient and economically affordable way, foremost IWM involves the use of a range of different wide treatments options at a local level and lastly we take into account the entire solid waste source.



The linear economy graph as stated up there, it follows the ’take-make- waste” step-by-step plan which means that raw materials are collected then transformed into products that are used until they are finally discarded as waste. Keep in mind that the circular economy is about resource efficiency; it helps us to produce more with less and provide higher output with less input. 

Circular economy thinking can provide us with : 

  1. Resource security                                                      
  2. Reduced environmental impacts 
  3. Reduced reliance and landfill and incineration 
  4. Green jobs in economy growth


Borouge is a part of the ADNOC group company in the UAE, and they produce polyolefins (plastic), with over 3,000 employees globally! Their solutions go to packaging, culture, health care energy, mobility and lastly infrastructure. They follow a specific personalized sustainability strategy made by their own company , first of all it ensures the sustainability of their operations and supply chain as well as providing sustainable plastic solutions and promoting a circular economy for a better world and environment and being a valued contributor and trusted stakeholder in the society and globally as well as cultivating a sustainability performance mindset across the value chain, their aim is to achieve sustainable solutions to the problem of plastic waste in the united Arab emirates through the calibration of government agencies, such as Coca-Cola / Majid Al Futtaim and much more.

When it comes to defining what productive efficiency is, let’s assume it’s all about generating products and services with the best possible combination of inputs to achieve maximum production at the lowest possible cost. 

“ Sustainability is described as meeting our own needs without jeopardizing future generations’ ability to meet their own ”


Recent posts

gritnova logo


We strive to create global life changing experiences that push individuals to leave a mark in this world.

Kemp House, 160 City Road
London, United Kingdom
+44 7520644775