Bahrain: 1 million tonnes of waste disposed in 6 months

The Ministry of Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning disposed of around 1 million tonnes of waste in 6 months, up from 885,000 tonnes over the same period in 2017, according to Bahrain News Agency.

The overall volume of waste increased by 13 per cent over the first half of 2018, compared with the same period last year.

In a statement issued today, he said that domestic waste and other types of waste decreased over the first half of this year, compared with the same period last year.

“The tangible increase resulted from the rise in construction, industrial and trade-related waste, in addition to public parks”, said Undersecretary for Municipalities Affairs Dr. Nabeel Abul Fateh.

The overall volume of construction waste soared by 46% to reach 497,000 tonnes, up from from 341,000 tonnes during the first half of 2017, according to statistics released by Estedama Centre.

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