A report by The Peninsula on 6 May 2023 mentioned that as per an official, municipal authorities will provide waste containers to all households in Qatar in next 5 years. This is to segregate waste at source.
The report said that the programme by the Ministry of Municipality aims to boost recycling for sustainability and a circular economy in line with Qatar National Vision 2030. Director of General Cleanliness Department, Muqbil Madhour Al Shammari told The Peninsula that the distribution of trash cans is expected to start in June this year.
As per the report, the official said that the programme aims to place trash cans at homes and educate people to sort out their waste and provide vehicles for collecting the waste. Distribution will start in Doha initially and expand to the other parts of the country from 2023 - 2025 or maximum 5 years.
As per the official, 2 types of trash cans will be provided to households, “gray container will be for food waste and blue container for recyclable materials. The trash cans will be of different sizes as per the need and will be placed outside the homes.”
He said modern equipment and devices have been installed at recycling factories to segregate the recyclable materials and the department will also launch an awareness campaign in multiple languages to reach maximum number of people.
As per the report, the official said, “a team from the department will be assigned to communicate with those handling waste at homes, educating them on how to use the trash cans properly. With intensified awareness campaigns, we are pretty sure to influence behaviour of people convincing them to make their contribution in the initiative”.
He said segregation of waste at source brings many economical, environmental and health benefits.
Source: The Peninsula
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