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AMMAN — An internationally supported program, centered on effective solid waste management within the Al-Azraq camp, providing self-reliance for approximately 40,000 Syrian refugees residing there, especially those aged 18 and above. This initiative revolves around sustainable waste management practices, primarily facilitated through an enhanced Green Center, enabling refugees to engage in income-generating activities that offer work incentives.اضافة اعلان

With the primary goal of efficient waste management, the program strives to handle mixed waste, averaging around 17 tonnes daily, while also recovering approximately 1.7 tonnes of recyclable materials each day. Through these efforts, the initiative aims to notably diminish the volume of waste directed towards landfills, estimated to be an average of 15 tonnes per day, Hala News reported.

This approach encompasses various stages of waste management, including collection, sorting, recycling, and proper landfill disposal.

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