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Indonesia returns five containers of waste to the US

Indonesia returns five containers of waste to the US

Indonesia has returned five containers of rubbish to the United States and will not become a ‘dumping ground’, officials said Saturday, the latest Southeast Asian country to return imported waste.

Visitors upset by left-over waste on beaches

Visitors upset by left-over waste on beaches

Left-over charcoal, plastic bottles and other waste thrown by irresponsible beach-goers have been polluting some of Qatar’s pristine beaches.

Cabinet approves draft law on treatment, recycling of waste

Cabinet approves draft law on treatment, recycling of waste

The regular meeting of the Cabinet, chaired by HE the Prime Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani, on Wednesday approved a draft law on the treatment and recycling of waste.

France to set penalities on non-recycled plastic next year

France to set penalities on non-recycled plastic next year

France plans to introduce a penalty system that would increase the costs of consumer goods with packaging made of non-recycled plastic, part of a pledge to use only recycled plastic nationwide by 2025 ...

Massive beach clean-up for Hong Kong sea turtles

Massive beach clean-up for Hong Kong sea turtles

There has been increasing concern over the amount of rubbish in Hong Kong waters which washes up on its numerous beaches. Authorities and environmentalists have pointed the finger at southern mainland China as the source.

Municipality Ministry gears up for holy month of Ramadan

Municipality Ministry gears up for holy month of Ramadan

The ministry noted that it has developed special plans and programmes to address issues such as temporary closures of some streets, traffic congestion and dumping of personal waste in the streets and public squares.

Tonnes of garbage cleaned up from Galapagos coast

Tonnes of garbage cleaned up from Galapagos coast

Officials at Ecuador's Galapagos National Park say they have collected 22 tonnes of garbage since January off the coasts of the pristine archipelago, some of it from as far away as Asia.

Small cities choke as India remains callous to rising bad air

Small cities choke as India remains callous to rising bad air

In the northern Indian city of Moradabad fumes from burning electronic waste blend with seasonal smog to create an even deadlier mix of pollutants than in Delhi, where filthy air has caused public outcry ...

Qatari firm teaches children the importance of recycling

Qatari firm teaches children the importance of recycling

As Qatar reaffirms its commitment to fight global warming by ratifying the Paris climate accord, a Qatari private company is striving to raise public awareness and educate children on the importance of recycling.

More than 2,300 tonnes of waste removed

More than 2,300 tonnes of waste removed

The General Cleanliness Department at the Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME) removed a total of 2,306 tonnes of waste in July.

Expansion of waste management centre in the works

Expansion of waste management centre in the works

About 3,000 tonnes of solid domestic waste is collected and disposed of daily across Qatar, a top official of the Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME) said.