The UAE is amongst the world’s highest consumers of single-use plastic. According to estimates, a single UAE resident can use around 450 plastic water bottles per year and less than 10% of the country’s total plastic waste is currently recycled.
Attila Ellenbacher is a TV mechanic. The sets he repairs are donated by people who no longer need them. And, in turn, he donates them to retirement homes and other worthwhile causes, giving them a new lease of life, and bringing the joy of television to people who wouldn't otherwise have access.
Waste recovery is necessary to reduce the increasing quantity of landfill and other forms of rubbish dumping. Garbage can be transformed into fuel, wood, compost and other materials. Doing this can help to cut contamination, greenhouse gas emissions and landfill use.