Saudi- Lack of recycling costs Kingdom SR 40 bn a yearMENAFN.COM"Saudi Arabia is losing annually approximately SR 40 billion for its lack of garbage recycling projects while other countries in the world are making huge profit from such projects," ...
Director General of Cleaning in the Jeddah Municipality Sami Khalaf said his directorate has established centers for collection of sorted waste at different places in the city. The centers are made of unbreakable fiber glass, which are tightly closed to prevent insects, bacteria and moss entering it besides preventing foul smells from leaking out.
The project is designed to recycle glass bottles, plastic substances, magazines, newspapers, aluminum substances and iron waste to manufacture a number of useful products, he said.
The municipality will supply special bags free of charge to residential buildings. The bags with different colors will be used to collect different types of garbage. "The project's success depends primarily on the citizens' collaboration to sort their garbage at home and putting them in bags of different colors. The waste will be collected by special trucks," he said.