Fujairah Collage

Fujairah Collage
Some distinctive landmarks in Fujairah

Friday, September 24, 2010

Recycling Waste in Fujairah Shouldn’t Be Rubbished

One day these rubbish carts [pictured] will be a thing of the past—something we will only see in the Fujairah Museum.

One day we will take our children and grandchildren to the museum and say:

“We used to throw out together all our paper, glass, plastic, tins, food and garden waste into rubbish carts like this.”

“It took a long time but eventually the authorities latched on to the idea that if residents had separate bins near their house—one for plastics, one for paper, one for glass and so on—then trucks could come and take these off to be recycled.”

“We eventually realized that this was not only much better for the environment but that recycling actually made money so that picking up the waste in this way turned out to be cheaper than the old way of dumping it and using it for landfill.”

One day…

Related
Region’s First Bottle-to-Bottle Recycling Facility, ETE, 13 November 2009.
Looking Forward to a Recycling Service at Every Door in Fujairah, FIF, 5 June 2009.
Oman Leads UAE in Recycling by Using Fujairah Facility, FIF, 13 October 2008.
Fujairah Women’s College Takes the Lead, ETE, 18 April 2007.
Municipal recycling Facilities in Fujairah: I’d Like to See That! FIF, 7 November 2007.

Geoff Pound

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Image: One day these rubbish carts will be a thing of the past—something we will only see in the Fujairah Museum.

3 comments:

Mohammad said...

Hi, Thank you and thanks to everyone who care about the environment and recycling issue , my question is ... is there any mills or companies in Fujairah who recycling papers and card boards like tadwer in Dubai and so and so

Mohammad said...

Hi, Thank you and thanks to everyone who care about the environment and recycling issue , my question is ... is there any mills or companies in Fujairah who recycling papers and card boards like tadwer in Dubai and so and so

Geoff Pound said...

I don't think there is Mohammad as newspaper is thrown out by householders with food scraps, tins and bottles. We have yet to see a basic recycling operation for residents in Fujairah.