26 October 2016Last updated

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33 per cent spike in food waste daily in UAE during Ramadan

Methane gas produced from decomposing food waste adversely affects atmosphere, Dubai Carbon says

Derek Baldwin
30 Jun 2016 | 11:38 am
  • Source:Zarina Fernandes/Gulf News

Increased food production during Ramadan in Dubai is fuelling a daily 33 per cent spike in food waste going to the landfill, said a senior Dubai official.

A growing biodegradable waste stream is bad for the environment, said Ivano Ianelli, CEO of Dubai Carbon.

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Derek Baldwin

Derek Baldwin

Chief Reporter