The Ministry of Municipality has secured many achievements in the field of waste management and recycling as part of the comprehensive efforts made by Qatar to preserve the environment and achieve sustainable development goals.
The most prominent was the recycling of all waste generated from the activities of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 by achieving a 100 percent sorting and recycling rate. This is the first time that this percentage has been achieved in the history of the World Cups. On the occasion of International Recycling Day, which falls on March 18 of each year, the ministry said within the framework of its strategic plan, the integrated programme for separating and sorting waste from the source was implemented, which included four phases.
The first phase included public and private schools and kindergartens, such as distribution of waste sorting containers to 590 schools and kindergartens, and 48 health centers.
The second phase included the distribution of (2000) containers to banks, financial institutions, commercial complexes, and malls. The third phase included universities, governmental and semi-governmental agencies, Karwa bus stops, hotels, public parks, the Corniche area, and the city of Doha. The fourth phase included the facilities, buildings, facilities and stadiums of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar to achieve the goal of an “environmentally friendly tournament”. (QNA)