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Recycling in KSA

The world of recycling has taken center stage in today’s society, as countries strive to develop sustainable solutions for waste management. Saudi Arabia is no exception, and has recently started to make progress towards recycling and creating a healthier environment for everyone.


Saudi Arabia has recognized that recycling reduces the burden of waste on the environment and helps protect the health of its citizens. The Kingdom has created a strategic plan that seeks to increase the amount of waste and material recovered or reused by 2020. As part of this plan, they have implemented a wealth of different initiatives that range from the simple (such as encouraging people to separate their waste) to the much more complex (such as setting up waste collection services).

Perhaps one of the most interesting initiatives has been the introduction of reverse-vending machines – which are a great way to both increase recycling and boost public engagement. Reverse-vending machines are installed in public spaces, such as shopping malls, supermarkets and universities.