Qatar Green Building Council (QGBC), a member of Qatar Foundation (QF), has opened registration for its annual ‘No Paper Day Qatar’ campaign.
The initiative, now in its seventh year, is part of QGBC’s ongoing efforts to help schools, companies and institutions find ways to reduce paper, plastic and metal consumption, engage the wider community in environmentally friendly practices and raise sustainability awareness.
Meshal al-Shamari, director of QGBC, said: “We are delighted with the success of this campaign over the past few years. It has encouraged companies and individuals to reduce their recyclable waste and celebrate Qatar’s efforts to build a more sustainable future. We look forward to the continuing participation of our existing partners and to bringing new partners on board for this exciting and important work that supports Qatar's journey to becoming a sustainable and diversified economy.
“We are proud to partner this year with local companies for the collection and recycling of waste. We have on board Elite Paper Recycling for paper and cardboard, Global Metals for recycling plastic and metal, and Q e-waste, our newest addition.”
As part of the programme, companies and individuals taking part in ‘No Paper Day Qatar’ are encouraged to start saving and collecting recyclable waste in the form of newspapers and magazines, office paper, cardboard, plastic bottles, plastic cups and jugs, aluminum, and steel cans. This year, QBGC is also welcoming e-waste.
All collected recyclable waste should be dropped off at the QGBC office from April 7 to 9. Participating companies will be invited to attend an appreciation event to celebrate the success of the campaign, and will also receive QGBC-led sustainability training sessions on their premises.