A Step Towards Sustainable Waste Management In Oman

Every time somebody brings up the subject of throwing away a certain good without utilising it fully, washes over a feeling of guilt. But then, what could we possibly do? Refraining ourselves from buying, will only jeopardise the demand of goods and services in the economy. Despite being stuck between the devil and the deep sea, some ‘warriors of waste’ (as we call them) were responsible enough to create a bridge to help us cross over.

Waste management practices are needed more than ever; therefore, it would be wise to look up to Recycling Services L.L.C. to do the needful. Having initiated their operations in 2014, the brand has successfully attained its position as one of the leading providers of waste management services in the Sultanate of Oman, with the innovative and efficient methodology followed by them. Their services cover the entire process of waste management from its inception which includes collecting and sorting of waste to its disposal which includes exporting waste for the purpose of recycling and processing it into a reusable form. The process of collection of scrap is carried out smoothly ensuring that the customers have a hassle free experience. Apart from these services, they also act as an intermediary between buyers and sellers of scrap, which consist of paper, rubber, wood, plastic, OCC and water bottles.

The scrap collected, is then transformed into a reusable form through the process of composting and passing the scrap through thermal treatment. The reformed scarp is then put up for the purpose of buying to the customers.

They have partnered with various prominent hotel chains, SMEs, medical facilities and educational institutions to promote waste management practices in the Omani society. Since, the collection of waste is done from different types of institutions, the waste collected also varies in its nature. The brand ensures to segregate the waste into different categories and treat it accordingly. It is needless to point out that the brand reported that they receive a lot of ‘edible’ waste, too. Through the process of composting and thermal treatment, by products such as fertilizers and fuels are obtained. This process also helps in reducing the waste into half, which means that the piled up mountains of waste can be controlled up to some extent.

The entire practice of waste management and recycling services seems like an effective solution to one of our permanent problems. It’s about time, we commit ourselves to this initiative, and utilise these services. Many people may argue that households do not create such a large amount of waste as done by public or private institutions, but the ugly truth is that, the average per capita waste generation is more than 1.00 to 1.49 kg per day (World Bank; 2019). Now think of all the waste that has been contributed by us to the landfill. Horrible, isn’t it?

Fret not, my friends, it’s never too late to do the right thing. In this situation, the right thing being ensuring that the waste that we create does not go untreated into any site.