The implementation of the National Waste Management Strategy will contribute to addressing the waste problem in the long run, as well as to benefiting from waste economically, through the provision of energy and raw materials for various projects.
The initiatives of the national strategy have contributed to the treatment of 50 percent of the amount of waste dumped in the Askar landfill, estimated at 1.7 million tonnes every year.
The Strategy will be implemented through three main initiatives, the first of which is the recycling of demolition and construction waste, which accounts for 38pc of the total waste received by the landfill, (or 646,000 tonnes per year), the initiative has contributed to providing recycled materials that can be used in building roads, adding that the ministry has already constructed the first street using recycled materials.
The second initiative, which is the re-use of green waste, constituting 7pc of the total waste or about 300 tonnes per day
The third initiative, he said that it is based on recycling household waste.