EQUATE promotes sustainability by introducing recycling initiative
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