averda Qatar participates in COP18 in Doha
Firm takes part in sustainability debate, waste recycling activities
averda has taken part in the 2012 United Nations Climate Change Conference COP18/CMP Doha, offering sustainable solutions at the event and around Doha.
Tarek Khouri, managing director of averda Qatar, took part in a panel discussing sustainability and the role of waste management companies.
In addition, the waste management firm collected recyclables from the COP18 offices, the offices of the Minister at the Ministry of Environment, and from information booths located in many locations around Doha including Aspire Park, Katara and the Museum of Islamic Art.
To encourage people to recycle at the climate change exhibition at the Doha Exhibition Centre, averda installed its reverse vending machines (RVMs) for the duration of the event; ReVa, which was recently launched in Dubai, UAE, accepts plastic bottles and cans in exchange for rewards.
Recyclables were also collected by averda from across Doha on behalf of the COP18 organisers. Locations included spots next to water coolers in Doha Exhibition Centre and the COP18 information booths.
“Through our participation in COP18 we are demonstrating our commitment to encouraging environmentally beneficial practices, and to achieving sustainability in Qatar."
He added that the event presented "a unique opportunity for averda to demonstrate its dedication to providing accessible recyclable solutions across Doha, while educating residents on the importance of recycling”.