24th, April 2024

Tadweer Group announces strategic partnership with TOMRA to develop and implement bottle returns programme in Abu Dhabi

  • Tadweer Group is reinforcing its commitment to bringing established and emerging technologies to the UAE’s recycling sector
  • TOMRA has over 50 years of experience providing reverse vending infrastructure for deposit return systems (DRSs) around the world, with over 85,000 reverse vending machines installed in more than 60 markets
  • The bottle returns programme will begin in Abu Dhabi and expand to a nation-wide voluntary bottle return initiative by early 202
  • Tadweer Group and TOMRA will work together to continue expanding their shared networks and implement reverse vending machine (RVM) technology

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 24 April: Tadweer Group has announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with TOMRA, a leading innovator of reverse vending machines for Clean Loop Recycling, providing tech-led solutions that enable the circular economy. The two pioneers will collaborate to capitalise on Tadweer Group’s world-class rewards system with the aim of establishing a nation-wide voluntary bottle return programme using Reverse Vending Machines (RVMs) manufactured by TOMRA, for the collection of beverage PET bottles, cans and glass bottles.

As part of the agreement, TOMRA will leverage their experience in bottle return programmes globally to support Tadweer Group in their initiatives.

The announcement was made during the 10th edition of the Ecowaste Exhibition and Conference in the presence of Ali Al Dhaheri, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Tadweer Group and Lauri Kangaslahti, Senior Vice President, Head of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) from TOMRA Collection.

Ali Al Dhaheri, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Tadweer Group, said: “Today we are pleased to join forces with TOMRA to transform how the public disposes of its empty beverage containers. With TOMRA’s vast expertise in bottle return programmes and its solid history of deploying reverse vending solutions, we are well positioned to enhance the recycling infrastructure in the UAE. With every partnership, we are showcasing the value of materials, reinforcing our role in tackling challenges and seeking feasible solutions for our sector, today and into the future.”

Bottle return programmes and RVMs play a key role in encouraging the public to return beverage containers by incentivising the community to separate their waste at source. By implementing the RVMs on a wider scale, Tadweer Group and TOMRA are bringing exciting and advanced mechanisms to the world of waste, reinforcing their shared commitment to reducing litter and keeping valuable resources in a continuous loop of use and reuse.