Do you do your part in saving our natural resources? It’s never too late to start making an effort. The practice needs to begin at home.
The clean up act
With the endless number of campaigns that cross your path, it would be redundant to explain the significance of recycling. Nevertheless, many of us do not take it seriously. This is perhaps because people consider this practice to be strenuous, when it really isn’t anything more than organising skills. So here’s what we can do within our limits to save the planet.
Paper and cardboard:
You already know this, but we have to say it again: Plastic does not break down! On a brighter note, it can be converted into many diverse products. Make the effort to collect and recycle it. This is perhaps the trickiest product to salvage.
Bahrain Recycling Plant: In 1980, Khamis Al Mulla established Al Raefa Scrap Trading Co with the primary objective of general trading of metal and secondary aim of handling plastic and other composite material. He decided in 1987 to diversify and merge both operations in Bahrain Recycling Plant. In 1997, BRP expanded its operations by investing in an advanced briquetting plant. Call 17 830-456.
Recycling for Charity:
This organisation provides containers for points of interest like schools, supermarkets, banks and other locations where people pass by on a daily basis – free of charge! They are serviced by their trucks that deliver the materials to the plant in Sitra, where they segregate and purify the recyclables to be sold locally and overseas. They offer office solutions as well. Call them to integrate recycling into your business. Call 17 562-600.
This is the first project in Bahrain that will begin the computer and electronic equipment recycling movement and reduce e-waste in the Kingdom. It consists of three major stages:
Recycle IT is organised by the Good Word Society and is hosted under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Nasser Bin Hamad Al-Khalifa, First Vice President of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sport, and Bahrain Olympic Committee President, and is sponsored by the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP).
Call 17 333-115.
Launched in 2008, the main focus of this firm is buying, processing and exporting all types of petroleum products, ferrous and non-ferrous metals, iron ore, bauxite and chromite. They have been associated with reputed companies in Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, China and India for trade. They supply bitumen, base oil, waste oil, different types of waxes and other petroleum products regularly to clients all over Asia. Call 77 052-250.
High-tech waste management
Earlier this year, four students of Bahrain Polytechnic developed an app for Android mobile devices to encourage recycling in the country. Titled Bahrain Recycle, it is available on Google Play Store for free. It uses the GPS functionality of a phone and displays a map containing the user’s current location, allowing them to identify locations of recycling facilities around Bahrain with details of what can be recycled. It also suggests driving routes and estimated journey time.
It is clear that reputable corporations must make firm commitments to recycling as a key environmental target. The real estate specialist, Cluttons, has led by example by implementing a paper recycling programme in partnership with Want2Recycle.
As a well-respected property company, Cluttons in Bahrain has used paper and cardboard recycling containers in all of their managed buildings, including the Almoayyed Tower in Seef which in 2012 recycled over 11 metric tonnes of paper and cardboard. The firm aims to do even better in 2013 and keep more waste away from landfills, demonstrating its dedication to the cause throughout its local and global operations.
Tips for recycling at home