Kisr: Kuwait produces 181,440 tonnes of annual plastic waste

Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research's director-general reveals details at environment-focused event in Kuwait

Kuwait is planning to cut plastic waste [representational].
Kuwait is planning to cut plastic waste [representational].

Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research’s (Kisr) director-general, Dr Samira Omar, said that the amount of plastic waste in Kuwait is estimated at 18% of all solid waste produced in the country each year, equivalent to 181,440 tonnes.

Speaking on the side-lines of an exhibition named ‘My Day Without Plastic’ in Kuwait, Dr Omar said the amount of waste created challenges that required “effective, innovative, and safe solutions”.

She added that recycling, according to pre-planned methods “to tackle millions of tons” of waste, was a key priority in the country.

According to a report by Kuwait’s state news agency, Kuna, the My Day Without Plastic exhibition was aimed at raising awareness about the dangers of plastic pollution and enhancing the environmental culture in the society.

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