Australian tech company commits to UAE Food Waste Pledge

14 June 2022

Innovative Australian tech company, Green Eco Technologies (GET) announced a partnership with the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE’s) Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MoCCaE) in March.

The agreement aims to strengthen the UAE’s nationwide Food Waste Pledge, which began in 2017. The Pledge aims to reduce and repurpose food and organic waste as part of the UAE Net Zero 2050 strategic initiative. It also aims to align UAE with United Nations Sustainable Goals. 

Patented Australian technology

GET has developed a unique patented technology – WasteMaster – that repurposes food and organic waste onsite. It helps customers to manage food waste disposal and reduce its impact on the environment.

WasteMaster is marketed to the hospitality sector and industries that produce a medium-to-high volume of food and organic waste. This includes hospitals, residences and communities, catering facilities, staff accommodations, universities and airports.

GET Regional Director for Middle East & Africa (MEA), William Ward, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with MoCCaE on 22 March, 2022. 

His Excellency Essa Al Hashmi, Assistant Undersecretary for the Sustainable Communities Sector attended the signing, along with Xavier Simonet, Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade).

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Left to right: Sharooq Khajotia, Senior Business Development Manager, Food and Agribusiness – Austrade Dubai; HE Essa Al Hashmi, Assistant Undersecretary for Sustainable Communities Sector; Xavier Simonet, CEO – Austrade; Iris Medalle, Client Engagement & Operations Manager – GET; and William Ward, Regional Director, MEA – GET.

Helping hospitality dispose of food waste

GET continues to work with partners on awareness and educational programs regarding food waste in support of the circular economy.

The company showcased its WasteMaster technology at the Australian Pavilion during Expo 2020 Dubai. Justin McGowan, Australian Commissioner General for Expo 2020 presented the solution to Her Excellency Mariam bint Mohammed Saeed Hareb Almheiri, UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment, and Governor of Victoria, Linda Dessau.

GET has a permanent base in the UAE with offices and manufacturing in Australia and the UK. It also has a presence in the US and Spain. 

 

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