Kuwait authority opens 200ha waste recycling centre

Kuwait authority opens 200ha waste recycling centre
A 200ha recycling centre was unveiled in Kuwait [image: KUNA].
Published: 10 August 2017 - 2 a.m.
By: Neha Bhatia

Kuwait's Environment Public Authority (EPA) unveiled a waste recycling centre, spanning 200ha (2km2), in the Al Salmi area.

The project was established in cooperation with Kefan Co-Op Society and Kuwait Union Of Consumer Co-Operative Societies.

National Fund for Small and Medium Enterprise and Omniya, the team behind a plastic recycling project in the country, supported the development.

EPA's director-general, Sheikh Abdullah Al-Ahmad Al-Homoud Al-Sabah, said more centres would follow the latest launch, which is the first of its kind in Al Salmi. 

He added: "[This] waste dumps assembly centre is the base for recycling projects in the country." 

With a view to reducing waste landfills in Kuwait, EPA is working to increase the number of recycling centres in the country, Al-Sabah said, according to state agency, KUNA.

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