JBA, USAID sign recycling project memo

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Plastic bottles collected for recycling. (Photo: Envato Elements)
AMMAN — The Jordanian Businessmen Association (JBA) and USAID signed a memorandum of understanding through Chemonics International to implement a recycling project in Jordan, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

In a statement Saturday, the JBA said the project will stimulate Jordan’s private sector firms to use recycling and to help JBA members to connect with companies operating in the recycling industry.

The project, which is implemented under joint supervision of the Ministry of Environment and the Greater Amman Municipality (GAM), seeks to increase commercial competitiveness by strengthening market relations and improving the business-friendly environment. That could be achieved by transforming the recycling services network into a competitive sector that contributes to sustainable management of solid waste in the Kingdom.

JBA member Michel Nazzal, who signed the memo, affirmed the association’s support for all efforts to conserve the environment through this important project for waste recycling, which represents multiple sectors that would contribute “significantly” to support these endeavors, including the hotel, heavy and light industries, and healthcare sectors.

Nazzal also pointed to the importance of the project’s action mechanism, based on achieving mutual trade interests, which aims to serve companies and businesses operating in the recycling services sector, which increases incentives for all partners to push success of this national venture.

Project Manager Maher Al-Hamdan said the enterprise aims to protect the environment and public health and preserve natural resources through an integrated waste management system. It will increase recycling operations and separate recyclable organic materials, and stimulate the recycling process by focusing on raising awareness at the society level.

The project will support and boost waste recycling and reuse in the business sector, Hamdan said, adding that it began to pay off for a number of successful projects for major retail companies.

The agreement will set the stage to raising awareness among Jordan’s business sector to take part in the project by holding workshops with JBA members, Hamdan said.

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