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6/6/2010

 

In recognition of the United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP) World Environment Day (June 5), ADNOC-Distribution and Borouge have signed an agreement to provide consumer waste segregation and collection facilities for the purpose of recycling at ADNOC service stations throughout the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

 

Sitting l-r: Abdulaziz Alhajri, CEO Borouge Production – Abdulla Salem Al Dhaheri, General Manager Adnoc Distribution

Standing l-r: Adel Ali Al Fahim, Corporate Communications Manager Borouge Marketing - Craig Halgreen, Vice President Global Communications Borouge Marketing - Younis Mohamed Asad, Vice President Human Capabilities Production - Ali Al Ostath, HSE Manager Adnoc Distribution – Salem Al Qamzei, Senior Vice President Administration Group Borouge Production – Ibrahim Al Marzouqi, PR Manager Adnoc Distribution – Alan Izzard, Vice President Corporate HSE Borouge Production.

 

 

ADNOC-Distribution is the leading marketer and distributor of petroleum products and services within the UAE and Borouge is a leading provider of innovative plastics solutions manufactured at its petrochemical complex in Ruwais, Abu Dhabi.

 

The scheme will initially include the segregation and collection of plastics, metal and paper waste for recycling and will be piloted at several service stations during the second half of 2010.

 

Collection is the first step in the recycling process and leads to the processing of used materials into new products. As a result, recycling prevents the squander of potentially useful materials and reduces the need for conventional waste disposal facilities like “land-fills”. It also reduces the potential dangers and ugly sight of litter in the environment. Together with reuse and recovery, recycling is an effective method of handling consumer waste.

 

The programme will also create awareness and highlight the role of society in eliminating litter and handling waste.

Borouge is a joint venture between Borealis, a leading provider of chemical and innovative plastics solutions, and the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), one of the world’s largest oil and gas companies and owner of ADNOC-Distribution.

 

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For further information, please contact:

Borouge

Craig Halgreen, Vice President, Global Communications, Borouge Tel. +971 2 6070807, craig.halgreen@borouge.com

About Borouge

Borouge is a leading provider of innovative, value creating plastics solutions. A joint venture between the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), one of the world’s major oil companies, and Austrian based Borealis, a leading provider of chemical and plastics solutions, the company’s footprint reaches across the Middle East, Asia Pacific, the Indian sub-continent and Africa. Established in 1998, Borouge employs approximately 1,400 people, has customers in 50 countries and its headquarters are in Abu Dhabi in the UAE and Singapore.

Building on the unique Borstar® technology and their experience in polyolefins for more than 50 years, Borealis and Borouge provide innovative, value creating plastics solutions for the infrastructure (pipe systems, and power and communication cables), automotive and advanced packaging markets.

Today Borealis and Borouge manufacture 4 million tonnes of polyolefins (polyethylene and polypropylene) per year. Borouge is currently tripling its polyolefins manufacturing capacity to 2 million tonnes per year (t/y) by mid-2010 and an additional 2.5 million t/y is scheduled for 2013. The companies continue to invest to ensure that their customers throughout the value chain, across the globe, can always rely on product quality, consistency and security of supply.

Borouge and Borealis are committed to the principles of Responsible Care® and proactively contribute to addressing the world’s water and sanitation challenges through their Water for the World™ initiative.

Learn more about

Borouge at www.borouge.com

Borealis at www.borealisgroup.com

Water for the World at www.waterfortheworld.net

Borstar is a trademark of Borealis A/S. Shaping the Future with Plastics is a trademark of Borealis A/S.

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