Hutchison Ports Sohar, the container terminal operator within SOHAR Port & Freezone, last week launched a ‘Green Terminal’ campaign as part of its CSR programme, reports Muscat Daily.
The first lot of 6.9 tonnes of paper was picked up by the Recycling Services company on the launch day.
The first phase of the initiative is aimed at reducing and/or avoiding the generation of non-biodegradable waste in the office premises and reusing the materials.
The company has replaced the plastic water bottles with insulated stainless-steel water bottles for 200-plus staff working at the yard under the sun.
These bottles keep the water cool for the staff working outside as well as reduce the usage of disposable plastic bottles. The usage of paper and plastic cups, plastic cutleries are stopped as well.
Segregation of waste is the most important factor to carry out smooth recycling; non-segregation leads to wastage of valuable resources.
Thus, to successfully achieve zero solid waste disposal, Hutchison Ports Sohar will be installing segregated recycling bins all over the terminal yard as well as the office premises, and necessary awareness sessions will be carried out for all the staff.The staff have joined in the efforts towards environmental conservation.