Doha, September 15 (QNA) - The Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME) organized Thursday an introductory meeting on the implementation of the fourth and final phase of the solid waste sorting program at the source, which includes its application in all governmental and semi-governmental buildings, the heart of Doha, the Doha Corniche, and all facilities, stadiums and sports facilities, in the presence of a number of officials and stakeholders in municipalities, administrations and representatives of cleaning companies.
Director of the Department of Public Cleanliness Moqbel Madhaour Al Shammari affirmed the importance of internal sorting of waste (inside buildings), and to ensure that it is applied correctly according to the two-bin system, so that the first container is for solid recyclable waste, and the second is for organic waste (food residues), so that the external sorting is done correctly with 100 percent, to achieve the desired goal of the sorting process.
During the meeting, Al Shammari gave a presentation on the fourth phase of the solid waste sorting program at the source, which includes governmental and semi-governmental buildings, the heart of Doha, the Doha Corniche, and all facilities, stadiums and sports facilities.
He explained that this stage comes as a continuation of the previous three stages, which included schools, kindergartens, health centers, banks, financial institutions, commercial complexes, malls, universities, public parks and hotels, as well as the launch of an electronic service "the nearest recycling container to my house."
Moqbel Al Shammari pointed out that the solid waste sorting program at the source aims to contribute to achieving Qatar National Vision 2030, by reducing the amount of waste, managing the environment in a way that ensures harmony and consistency between economic and social development and environment protection, preserving the integrity of the environment, and preserving natural resources for future generations and the use of recyclable materials so that the demand for raw materials decreases, as well as supporting the private sector by providing them with recyclable materials.
Moqbel Al Shammari added that the program is based on coordination with the target parties to provide a suitable container (inner container) for sorting recyclable materials "paper, plastic, aluminum, glass", providing external containers of different sizes in color (blue) to collect recyclable materials and unload them in vehicles designated for transporting recyclable materials in order to it to the Waste Treatment Center of the Waste Recycling and Treatment Department, noting that the General Cleanliness Department will initially provide the containers for collecting recyclable materials for the buildings of the Ministry of Municipality.
For his part, Assistant Director of the Department of Waste Recycling and Treatment Hassan Nasr Al Nasr said that the four stations of the department receive all the ministry's vehicles, pointing out that as a kind of encouragement to companies that work to establish a waste sorting system within their projects and contracts by defining two types of waste and two paths for recycling waste, the transfer stations will receive vehicles for transporting waste that were sorted by them, according to the scope of work of each company and the nearest transfer station to its location. (QNA)
15 September 2022
MME Organizes Introductory Meeting on Waste Sorting at Source Program
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