Omantel, be’ah ink pact for safe disposal of lead-acid batteries
Times News Service
MUSCAT: The increase in industrial waste has set off alarm bells among environmentalists, with growing calls to protect the environment by adopting better waste management practices.
As a company with clear visions and goals, “Omantel” on Wednesday inked an agreement to provide Oman Environmental Services Holding Company “be’ah” with lead-acid batteries to dispose of them in a secure manner by implementing the best practices accepted globally, ensuring the highest environmental safety and sustainability.
Eng. Said Abdullah Al Ajmi, Vice President of Operations at Omantel, said, “Our progress towards efficiency and sustainability is non stop, as we always seek better ways to carry out our operations. As a leading environmental company that undertakes implementation of the government policy with regard to the waste sector, management and operation of the sector activities, we believe that partnering with be’ah will ensure the disposal of lead-acid batteries in the safest way. This is critical due to the hazards that such wastes may pose if not disposed of appropriately, and therefore we adhere to the latest safety procedures practiced globally. In addition, these batteries will be recycled to viable products, such as plastic or lead.”
Al Ajmi further affirmed Omantel’s commitment to sustainability, “It is a core value at our company that is reflected in our operations. We are also keen on supporting initiatives and activities that contribute to the success of sustainability plans in Oman.”