In many corners of the blue planet, environmental protection is gradually becoming a global consensus. Countries are showing green actions to weave a beautiful picture of sustainable development. Among them, Qatar, a small country once famous for its oil wealth, is quietly writing its unique chapter in the field of environmental protection. Although it is mostly perceived as luxurious and modern, Qatar’s efforts in plastic recycling and waste management are gradually unveiling its commitment to green transformation.

What is the main cause of plastic pollution?

Qatar has one of the fastest-growing economies in the world and also one of the highest per capita rates of waste generation in the world. It has more than 1.5 kilograms of waste produced every day. Major sources of pollution include municipal plastic waste, industrial waste, tire wear, construction, and agricultural waste.

Municipal solid waste management is a challenge for Qatar, which generates more than 2.6 million tons of municipal solid waste annually and is expected to continue to experience a significant increase in the rate of solid waste growth over the forecast period.

How does plastic pollution affect humans?

Researchers have detected nanoplastic pollution for the first time in polar regions, suggesting that the tiny particles are now widespread around the world, especially in oceans and coastal areas. Plastic is part of a mixture of chemical pollution that spreads across the planet, exceeding the limits of human safety. Plastic pollution has been found from Mount Everest to the depths of the ocean. People are known to inadvertently ingest microplastics through eating or breathing, and another recent study found that these particles can cause damage to human cells.

There is evidence that human organs and tissues can absorb trace amounts of nanoplastics, which can cause subtle damage to the body. Nowadays the world is trying to find and explore ways to recycle plastics to save our environment and future generations.

What is Qatar doing to stop pollution?

Qatar Airway Catering Company recycled millions of kilograms of plastic waste

Qatar Airways Catering Company (QACC) has made significant achievements in promoting environmental sustainability through its waste recycling program, which not only reduces the impact of waste on the environment but also succeeds in transforming these resources into useful commodities and promoting a circular economy.

Over the past year, QACC has recycled more than one million kilograms of plastic waste, which has been reused, covering a wide range of materials such as cardboard, chemical plastic drums, plastic water bottles, and waste paper, which have been processed and reintroduced into the marketplace, reducing the demand for raw materials as well as alleviating the pressure on landfills and environmental pollution.

The path to sustainability behind Qatar’s green World Cup

main stadium of the tournament
The main stadium of the tournament, the Roussel Stadium, is shaped like a “golden bowl”.
plastic recycling in Qatar
plastic recycling in Qatar

In 2022, Qatar did a great job in the duration of the World Cup matches. t=The waste generated during the matches was categorized into organic waste, plastic waste, metal waste, electronic waste and cardboard waste. The remaining waste was sent to the Ministry of Municipality’s MSW disposal center for further processing. During the tournament, each course recycled at least 40% of its waste, with the rest converted into green energy. That is a worthwhile way to learn.

What is Shuliy Group solution for the Qatar recycling plants?

Since its inception in 2011, our company has focused on manufacturing high-grade recycled plastics using cutting-edge technology and plastic recycling machines, bringing together a team of 100 professionals. We are dedicated to resourcing all types of waste plastics into high-quality recycled pellets that can be used for reprocessing.

plastic recycling machine for making recycled granules
plastic recycling machine for making recycled granules

In particular, we have expertise in remolding PET bottles, assorted containers and flakes into food-grade safe flakes for bottle recycling, and our production facilities are capable of efficiently processing 3,000 to 6,000 kilograms of raw materials per hour. To date, we have successfully exported our plastics recycling solutions to over 50 countries including Saudi Arabia, Nigeria and Germany, demonstrating acceptance and trust in the global market. We invite our partners in Qatar to join us in the fight against plastic pollution and in promoting environmentally friendly and sustainable development.