With the rising need to preserve our natural resources, many companies around the world started to think of different ways to recycle waste, such as Wood Waste.

Palm Tree Waste Management in the Middle East

In our region (The Middle East, GCC countries especially) where Palm Trees are considered one of the main nation’s treasures, it’s essential to find ways to sustain the tree, as well as, its wood waste by recycling it into other useful forms of material such as Fertilizers or even Wooden Boards.

Using an innovative way of recycling palm tree waste, Dubai based companies developed a sustainable and environmentally clean way of meeting the UAE’s high demand for wooden board products. For this, only waste from the trees that are being thrown away, instead putting them to good use!

The UAE annually generates around 500,000 tons of palm waste — waste that can be used to make wooden products, specifically from the fiber of the palm tree. The palm waste is often sent to landfills or it is burnt. So, instead of dumping this waste, it can be collected and used to make something useful for a better reservation of the environmental resources.

Wood Waste Management process

Upon the collection of the palm tree waste, the fiber is crushed in big grinders (such like the Vermeer Horizontal Grinder) to small pieces to be then conditioned and sent to the automatically controlled production line to eventually become wooden boards used in different industries, for example furniture manufacturing.


Visual of the Wood Waste Management process by Vermeer equipment in Dubai

Vermeer Wood Waste equipment in action (Dubai, United Arabic Emirates)


What does that mean?

  • Recycling the wood waste for a lesser use of the natural resources
  • An A-class product, i.e. a wooden board that features the highest specs possible of strength and fire inhabitation 
  • Less importation of wood boards to the UAE to meet the local market and potentially put the country on the world top exporters of wood. 

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