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Municipality handles waste in a very primitive manner Dumpsites a ‘time bomb’: Al-Ajmi

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 13: Deputy Director General for Technical Affairs at the Environment Public Authority (EPA) Eng. Mohammad Al-Enezi affirmed that Kuwait Municipality handles waste in a primitive manner without abiding by the conditions and criteria allotted by EPA, reports Al-Jaridah daily. He disclosed that Kuwait has three waste dumpsites in Mina Abdullah, Jahra and Subhan, stressing that EPAhas been working hard to encourage safe recycling of wastes without polluting the environment. He added that one of the methods for safe recycling of wastes is to establish companies for recycling car batteries and used tires in Amghara. Meanwhile, a member of the Municipal Council Mane’ Al-Ajmi described the waste dumpsites in Kuwait as a time bomb due to the poor management of the sites.

He explained that the workers just bury wastes in the sites without separating them, stressing that the wastes can be recycled for power generation. He added that many developed countries have benefited immensely from turning wastes into power generation sources but it seems Kuwait is not willing to learn from the success stories of those countries. Al-Ajmi lamented that the amount of wastage in Kuwait compared to the population is the highest in the world, adding that no one is doing anything to  reduce wastage of goods and food items that people take in excess or to benefit from the wastes that are dumped carelessly, which could negatively affect the health of the people

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