The Studies Directory of the Department of Economic Development in Abu Dhabi, is set to organize on Monday a seminar entitled Waste Recycling Industry in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi … Reality and Challenges with the participation of “The Centre of Waste Management – Abu Dhabi”, “The Environment Agency- Abu Dhabi” the “Ministry of Economy”, the “Ministry of Environment and Water”, the “Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology”, “Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council” the “Higher Corporation for Specialized Economic Zones” and a number of waste recycling factories operating in the emirate of Abu Dhabi.This seminar is convened pursuant to the efforts of the Government of Abu Dhabi and its strategic plans aimed at furthering economic diversification and reducing reliance on the oil, by expanding the local economy and introducing alternative - non-traditional - sources for economic growth.The event comes within the activities of the Studies Directorate which cover vital sectors and key activities such as industry, which plays a directly in the private sector in the development process. The seminar emphasizes the current pattern of development in the emirate; and highlights some of the opportunities and challenges, which if properly harnessed and handled will further boost the ongoing development efforts and enhance Abu Dhabi status in the next stage. The seminar addresses the opportunities and challenges faced by the waste recycling industry in the emirate, as part of the commitment of the Department of Economic Development to support the efforts that contribute to the surge of the emirate to adopt sustainable development as the slogan for the next phase. This highlights the importance of early preparedness to deal with all the idle capacities in the national economy, to achieve economic goals, taking into account all dimensions.According to the Studies Directorate, the seminar focus on the recycling industry stems from the spreading call for preservation of the environment on the one hand and create and nurture a new industry which will to contribute to the national economy and the other hand; and offer solutions to problems caused by other contemporary industries.A careful review of some aspects of the economic and social life in Abu Dhabi reveals that there are unutilized and insufficiently exploited potentials and capacities, which require introducing advanced technology, development of the role of the private sector and raising awareness of people.The Studies Directorate Senior Economic Researcher, Haitham Abu Zeid, will present a working paper which addresses a number of issues related to waste recycling industry. The paper will probe the reality and the present status of recycling industry at the level of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, in addition to the role of stakeholders in the development of the industry and the challenges and constraints facing this important sector.Engineer Essam Ali Ahmed, the Senior Consultant at the Centre of Waste Management – Abu Dhabi”, will highlight the strategy and the vision of the Centre; and its role in the development of this industry during the next phase. The Center's Senior Consultant will also emphasize the Centre's role in organizing this important sector through provision of necessary laws, regulations and services to enable the private sector to take lead in this important industry.The second session of the seminar will provide a discussion venue for waste recycling plants operating in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, and other underway plants, to review and discuss the industry's pertinent requirements and constraints.