The Ras al-Khaimah Waste Management Agency has come under praise following the implementation of an innovative recycling programme - ‘RAK Recycles’, in a bid to modernise the waste management technology used by community members in Ras al-Khaimah.
News agency WAM reported that H.H. Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras al-Khaimah instructed the northern most emirate’s residents to adopt the sustainable lifestyle of previous generations and begin living to create a more sustainable future.
He also added that by following this new system, the community will confirm its desire to create a sustainable future. "Together we can maintain the cleanliness and greenery of our emirate, for us and for future generations," he added.
Launched earlier this year, RAK Recycles covered the areas of Al Dhait, Al Rams and the southern region of Ras al-Khaimah.
In 2018 the initiative is expected to expand to Al Hamra and Mina Al Arab.
It is also expected to be adopted by small companies, and authorities will introduce a special recycling programme targeting individual schools.
The initiative, which was launched by the Ras al-Khaimah Waste Management Agency, should enable all community members in Ras al-Khaimah, as well as local schools, government organisations and companies, to segregate waste before being placed in designated bins, the agency reported.
The Ras al-Khaimah Waste Management Agency will distribute free green and brown plastic bags for recycling in all parts of Ras al-Khaimah, starting from September 20th, to encourage residents to separate food waste from other recyclable materials.