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In recent years, the Middle East has been making efforts to enhance its non-ferrous recycling sector. Several countries in the region have implemented policies and initiatives to promote recycling and reduce reliance on raw materials. These efforts aim to address environmental concerns, conserve resources and stimulate economic growth.

Countries such as the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Qatar have invested in infrastructure and established recycling facilities to process non-ferrous metals. They have also encouraged public awareness campaigns to promote recycling and increase levels of participation.

Over recent months, non-ferrous metals recycling in Saudi Arabia has shown steady growth. The country has recognized the importance of recycling these metals owing to their high economic value and the associated environmental benefit. Non-ferrous metals - including aluminium, copper and lead - have been actively recycled through various initiatives and programmes.

Saudi Arabia has a well-established recycling industry, with several plants and facilities across the country engaged in collecting, processing and recycling non-ferrous metals. With future plans and projects focused on green initiatives, Saudi Arabia is committed to further enhancing its recycling efforts and contributing to a greener future as part of its Vision 2030 programme to increase diversification economically, socially and culturally.

Furthermore, the Middle East is still a major hub for the global scrap metal trade. Many countries in the region import and export non-ferrous scrap materials, contributing to the circular economy and supporting the global supply chain.

Rami Shahrour

SHARMETAL TRADING CO. S.A.R.L. (LBN), Board Member of the BIR Non-Ferrous Metals Division


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