Paper recycling campaign launches in Irbid

recycling container with cardboard items
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AMMAN — The Jordan Environment Society, in cooperation with the ministries of education, Awqaf and Islamic affairs, and environment launched campaign to collect old books, papers, notebooks, and newspapers and recycle them in the Irbid governorate.  اضافة اعلان

President of the society, Farouq Hazmieh, stressed the importance of enhancing collective efforts between all entities and civil society institutions to improve individual behavior to be more conscientious of the environment, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

The campaign, he said, is committed to following scheduled waste-removal times to reduce the cost of collecting it while lengthening the life of the landfill.

He added that the campaign contributes to preserving the environment from pollution and reducing energy use. It does so, he said, by reducing the use of raw materials in the paper industry.

Hazmieh called on people to bring their no-longer-in-use textbooks, notebooks, and papers to the nearest school or mosque to be collected. They will then be sent to paper and cardboard factories located in Al-Hassan Industrial City to be recycled and made to fresh paper.

Studies related to the paper industry confirmed that the recycling of a tonne of paper saves at least 17 trees. 

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