Oman­tel, be’ah ink pact for safe dis­posal of lead-acid bat­ter­ies

Times of Oman - - OMAN -

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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.”

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