Turning waste into energy is one of the many things that contribute to a better eco-system. Environmental issues should be our concern each and every day. Every single time we reach into the garbage bin, it is our responsibility to think of the item we are disposing, what will this item do to the environment, and is its use necessary. Many things contribute to the enhancement of the world we live in, and being eco-conscious is a step one towards a healthier greener life for all of us.
Qatar, has taken this mission and has come up with a plan to deal with waste management and recycling. The recycling industry is one of the most booming industries in the world right now, and it is estimated that by the year 2040, the recycling industry is said to become a billion dollar industry.
Qatar had developed a national strategy spanning from 2011 till 2016, in order to deal with their waste and recycling issues. Especially given that Qatar produces 7000 solid tons of waste per day, and this induces a waste storage problem. So Qatar went on to organize its sixth edition of the Qatar Waste Management and Recycling, where multiple entities meet and develop their ideas, and share the latest innovation in the recycling industry.
Qatar’s plan is to raise its recycle share from 8% to 38% of solid waste, in addition to converting waste into energy, and specifically in terms of their reduction of management of landfill waste by 53%.
This event took place at Intercontinental Doha The City, and it is an initiative we would love to see more of, and not only in Qatar, in countries all over the world.