Dulsco open recycling centre
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Doha College (DC), together with Dulsco Qatar and representatives from the Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME) and beIN Sports, officially inaugurated and opened a recycling centre outside its Al Waab campus recently.
The centre, refurbished by Dulsco and decorated with environmentally-themed art produced by Doha College students, will segregate recyclable waste into paper, aluminium, plastics and cardboard.
The Secondary School has an Eco-School Committee and the Primary School has an Eco-Warrior selected from each year group who champion environmentally-friendly attitudes and support drives such as recycling and composting, as well as monitoring the use of electricity, single-use and disposable products and more, DC has said in a statement. The students will also manage the recycling process made possible by the newly opened centre.
Colin Gilpin, CEO of Dulsco Qatar who was present at the ceremony, said: “As one of the leading environmental solutions providers in Qatar, we are committed to inspiring change and ensuring sustainability throughout our community. The Recycling Centre has been established with the goal of educating and motivating our community to take responsibility for their actions, be it through the students’ artwork on the walls or the collection and segregation of recyclables at the centre. We are honoured to be working on initiatives that are aligned with Qatar National Vision 2030.”
The ribbon-cutting was carried out by Gilpin, Ghanim Ali from beIN Sports, DC principal Dr Steffen Sommer, Mohamed al-Ibrahim from the MME, Dulsco regional head of Commercial Nicola Maxwell and Ian Thornhill, Business and Development director at Doha College.
Dr Sommer was delighted with this most recent development and praised the work that the staff and students have put in to make the school ever greener. “Only very recently, our school’s environmental efforts were recognised at the Qatar Sustainability Awards. We are committed to continuing our journey on an environmental education so that the young generation is aware of their impact on the world so they can make it a positive one. Staff and students strive to foster an ethos of reduce, reuse and recycle within our community, and the new Recycling Centre will certainly go a long way towards achieving this goal.”