About Arafat Aden

Arafat Aden is an experienced manager of high risk public sector programmes whose experience is supplemented by extensive waste management. He currently works for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), which is the government department responsible for environmental protection, food production and standards, agriculture, fisheries and rural communities in the United Kingdom. Arafat has more than 10 years work experience, at least 7 in a managerial role working in the Climate, Waste and Atmosphere Directorate. AArafat has extensive experience in waste management and works with Local Authorities, community organisations, schools and MSE’s.

Waste Prevention in Middle East – Prospects and Challenges

The best way of dealing with waste, both economically and environmentally, is to avoid creating it in the first place. People and businesses that use resources wisely not only save money but also have much less impact on the environment. That is why waste prevention rightly occupies the top spot in the so-called “Waste Hierarchy” set out in EU and national waste legislation.  Waste prevention is about the way in which the products and services we all rely on are designed, made, bought and sold, used, consumed and disposed of. For example: Making products that are more durable, repairable, re-usable … Continue reading