Saudi Arabia has set ambitious sustainability targets as part of the Kingdom's Vision 2030, aiming to significantly increase the country's resource conservation and circular economy efforts. The Kingdom is aiming to develop a world-class, robust, and financially sustainable waste management ecosystem able to handle the sizeable, fast-growing, and diverse volumes of waste with the clear ambition to minimize landfilling and maximize recycling.
With the sector having set ambitious targets, many opportunities are emerging for domestic and foreign investors alike to develop waste (pre-)collection, treatment, recycling and disposal services and infrastructure.
82 - %
of total waste estimated to be diverted from landfill by 2035, with higher targets for specific regions and waste streams
81 - %
of municipal solid waste recycled, with the remainder for waste-to-energy by 2035
85 - %
of industrial hazardous waste diverted from landfill by 2035
57 - %
of construction & demolition waste diverted from landfill by 2035
Large and growing need for a robust, nation-wide waste management system
Clear government commitment to unlock the sector’s full potential
Ambitious sustainability targets to address consumer-driven waste
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