EQUATE pro­motes sus­tain­abil­ity by in­tro­duc­ing re­cy­cling ini­tia­tive

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL -

KUWAIT: EQUATE Petro­chem­i­cal Com­pany, a global pro­ducer of petro­chem­i­cals, an­nounced its part­ner­ship with Om­niya in an aim to pro­tect the en­vi­ron­ment and re­duce waste by pro­mot­ing the re­cy­cling of plas­tic wa­ter bot­tles in Kuwait.

EQUATE’s Se­nior Ex­ec­u­tive of Cor­po­rate Com­mu­ni­ca­tions and Gov­ern­ment Af­fairs Dr Abeer Su­laiman Al-Omar: “Sus­tain­abil­ity, which in­cludes the en­vi­ron­ment, is a core el­e­ment at EQUATE, and we al­ways seek op­por­tu­ni­ties that would sup­port our ef­forts. Along those lines, we have de­vel­oped EQUATE’s Sus­tain­abil­ity Strat­egy, to be ful­filled by 2025, which is aligned with the UN Sus­tain­able De­vel­op­ment Goals and the Kuwait Na­tional De­vel­op­ment Plan 2035. Our part­ner­ships with dif­fer­ent stake­hold­ers are key el­e­ments to achieve this strat­egy to en­sure over­all sus­tain­abil­ity in Kuwait and with global reach.” In par­al­lel, the Gen­eral Man­ager of Om­niya’s PET1 Re­cy­cling Fac­tory, Farah Shabaan, said: “On be­half of Om­niya we would like to thank EQUATE for their trust and sup­port in this project.”

EQUATE Sus­tain­abil­ity Com­mit­tee Mem­ber As­rar Mo­ham­mad said, “Our al­liance with Om­niya marks a strate­gic lo­cal part­ner­ship to en­sure a pos­i­tive im­pact on the en­vi­ron­ment. This part­ner­ship en­cour­ages uti­liz­ing the com­plete life­cy­cle of plas­tics, such as bot­tles, which would re­duce waste and sup­port dif­fer­ent busi­ness sec­tors.”

This joint ini­tia­tive com­menced in the be­gin­ning of 2017 by plac­ing PET re­cy­cling con­tain­ers at EQUATE’s head­quar­ters and in­dus­trial com­plex to en­cour­age all em­ploy­ees to par­tic­i­pate in the re­cy­cling ef­forts. Ad­di­tion­ally, EQUATE spon­sored the pur­chase of a truck to pick-up re­cy­cled ma­te­rial through­out Kuwait, as well as 10 re­cy­cling bot­tle booths that are cur­rently dis­trib­uted across the coun­try to en­cour­age the pub­lic to re­cy­cle plas­tic bot­tles.

Dr Abeer Al-Omar

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