SC Organizes Workshop To Explore New Recycling Solutions

Intiqab Rawoof

February 12, 2022


The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) organized a workshop for local stakeholders to discuss ways of boosting recycling efforts ahead of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. The event was held at the 3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum, in the precinct of Khalifa International Stadium, which will host matches during this year’s tournament.

The event which was held via video communication technology, focused on a range of recycling solutions specifically in relation to eliminating any waste generated by plastic bottles.

Participants included HE Chairperson of Qatar Museums Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad Al-Thani, who made opening remarks and renewed her commitment to raising awareness about the importance of sustainability. Opening remarks were also made by the SC’s Sustainability Director, Eng. Bodour Al Meer.

Al Meer said: “Qatar 2022 has already played such a tremendous role in acting as a catalyst for greater implementation of sustainable thinking and practices across the country. In many ways, we are setting new benchmarks for the way mega sporting events can leave a positive legacy for the environment and the recycling of plastic bottles is at the heart of our efforts.”

She continued: “With plastic making up a significant percentage of the world’s waste, it is important for us to take an event the size of the FIFA World Cup to act as a pivot for recycling culture in the country and use it as an incentive to develop this area and leave a positive legacy for generations to come.”

Many experts participated in discussions that enriched the workshop, and reflected the extent of interest in environmental and sustainability issues in Qatar, presentations were made by: Eng. Ahmad Al Sada, Assistant Undersecretary, and Eng. Jawaher Al Sulaiti, Industrial Engineer, from Qatar’s Ministry of Municipality and Environment, Dr. Talar Sahsuvaroglu, Sustainability & Environment Expert, SC, Cynthia Karam Messarra, Franchise Director for Public Affairs, Communications and Sustainability, Coca-Cola Middle East, Mugurel Radulescu, Waste Management Expert.

Later in the day, a workshop on plastic recycling was delivered by Orjan Lundberg, Sustainability & Environment Expert, SC. The workshop identified pathways towards improved recycling, including recommendations on focus areas of standards, policy, technology, collection and awareness.

The Supreme Committee is working to benefit from the behavioral guidance in reducing waste, and raising awareness of the importance of recycling and preserving the environment, on the way to hosting the most sustainable tournament in the history of the World Cup.

Sustainability has been at the heart of the World Cup since the beginning of preparation for it, in light of the possibility that preparing for major sporting events will leave a sustainable legacy represented in a better environment and a fairer world for future generations.

Source – QNA