Initiative Encourages Community to Learn about Environmental Sustainability

Qatar Green Building Council (QGBC) has announced its fifth annual ‘No Paper Day Qatar’ campaign, which will take place across the country starting April 2. The initiative is part of QGBC’s ongoing efforts to engage the local community in environmentally-friendly practices and raise awareness on the importance of sustainability.

‘No Paper Day Qatar’ was established by QGBC to help companies, institutions and schools find ways to reduce paper consumption and contribute to a sustainable future. The initiative aims to encourage communities to adopt eco-friendly initiatives geared at reducing recyclable waste nationwide. It also serves as a celebration of Qatar’s efforts to successfully reduce its waste output.

This year, companies and individuals are encouraged to start saving and collecting recyclable waste limited to newspapers and magazines, office paper, cardboard, plastic bottles, plastic cups,  jugs, aluminium and steel cans.

As part of waste reduction and to also help those living in less privileged communities, QGBC invites companies and individuals to collect old clothes and toys, which are in good condition, for donation to Qatar Charity.

Participating companies can drop their collected recyclables to the QGBC Villa from 2-4 April. Participants to the campaign will also be invited to attend its closing celebration on 6 April.

QGBC Director Engineer Meshal Al Shamari said that the ‘No Paper Day Qatar’ campaign reminds residents and businesses to be more environmentally aware, and look at ways to reduce recyclable waste.

This year’s ‘No Paper Day Qatar’ campaign is organised in partnership with Qatar Charity, Global Metals, and Al Suwaidi Paper Factory. These companies will assist QGBC handle important aspects of the campaign.

To learn more and register for ‘No Paper Day Qatar’ 2017 visit the QGBC website.