Recycling in Kuwait

Outdoors in Q8

By Chanterelle De Blois
Did you know that recycling in Kuwait is easier than you think?
 
Landfills in Kuwait are increasingly becoming toxic and saturated. There are 18 landfills in Kuwait (a staggering number, considering Kuwait’s size), 14 of which recently shut down due to over-saturation. Landfills emit poisonous toxic gases that could trigger a cocktail of respiratory illnesses and allergies. Proper waste management and recycling is therefore a must. We all can make the right choices and do our part to mitigate the problem. Your health and the planet will thank you for it!
 
So what can we do?
 
For one, we can get smarter about how we buy. We can avoid consumption of non-recyclable products and choose products with minimum packaging wherever possible. The idea is to choose fewer individually packaged, small products to favor bulkier ones. An example would be buying large 1.5L water bottles or even better, 5L water jugs as opposed to individual small bottles. Buy products with packaging that you might be able to re-use, stay away from certain kinds of non-recyclables (styrofoam, frozen food plastic containers, laminated plastic, and aluminum foil boxes) and never dispose electronics and batteries with conventional trash.In a nutshell buy carefully, use and re-use.
 
Here is a company that will take your recyclables for free!
 
NewAir  http://mrckw.com/
 
Stay tuned for more environmental news and fabulous eco-living tips.  
 
For more info check out: http://www.ecomena.org/landfills-kuwait/
 
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