Keep Kuwait Clean & Green
There are many ideas to keep our lovely country GREEN, Kuwait:
Recycle Paper, Metal & Plastics:
(إعادة تدوير النفايات)
There are several recycling companies that provides you with bins and collect the trash once a week for free and here are the ones I know:
- Green Target Company (شركة الهدف الأخضر): They also have a FREE recycling program (FREE bins + Free Collection). Phone Number: (+965) 22446161 & (+96g) 94444927. Twitter: @GreenTargetCo. Email: email@example.com. Website: http://www.gtc-kuwait.com
- Bin-Saleem Environmental Recycling (بن سليم البيئي للتدوير): They will give you soap in exchange for recyclable material such as glass, plastic, aluminum, copper, paper, faulty electronic goods, etc. They will collect the material once a week. Phone Number: 94925865-66730233-55081936. Website: http://www.BIN011.com/index.html
- Istidamah Environmental Solution (استدامة): They offer recycling services such as office waste management, medical waste management, etc. Phone Number: 22250663. Twitter:@istidamahq8. Website: http://www.istidamah.com
Buy Rechargeable Batteries:
(اشتر بطاريات قابلة لإعادة الشحن)
Use Rechargeable Batteries. Instead of buying the regular Alkaline batteries which power run out quickly, buy rechargeable batteries and the charger. Make sure the battery matches the charger. I currently have Ni-MH chargers. I use them for my wireless mouse, remote control, clocks, etc. I believe you can charge them up to a 1000 times.
Most Co-Operations (الجمعيات التعاونية -فرع لوازم العائلة), & Electronic shops such as AlGhanim, Al-Yosifi, etc sell rechargeable batteries.
- Use Re-Usable Shopping Bags:
(استخدم اكياس التسوق القابلة لإعادة الاستخدام)
Plastic takes hundred of years to degrade so try to avoid using plastic bags when shopping for groceries in supermarkets and Co-Operations. Use re-usable shopping bags. I purchased mine from amazon and had them shipped via Aramex. I put mine in the trunk of my car so whenever I go shopping groceries, I just take them with me to the supermarket. A Company that sell reusable shopping bags is:
Green Sac Company: They sell reusable shopping bags. They are located Galeria 2000 in Salmiya. Phone Number: (965) 99690355. Twitter: @legreensac. Website: http://www.legreensac.com/
Hi, I have some laptop batteries for disposal. What I need to do?
Albabtain on 4th ring road used to have a box to drop batteries. I am not sure if they still do.
Where exactly is that?, I need to grab a cab..I dont know too much around here
the Bin Saleem company is not working anymore. they stopped coming to collect the material in November. we tried to call them several times but they keep giving us vague answers on when they would pass by. its a shame because they used to come regularly every two weeks and gave environmentally friendly soap sachets based on the weight of the items we gave them. I will try MRC next and see what happens with them.