Qatar aims to increase recycling rate to 38% by 2016
Qatar is aiming to raise its raise recycling rate to 38 per cent by 2016 under the National Development Plan.
Producing up to 7,000 tonnes of waste each day, the nation currently recycles just eight per cent of rubbish, the Gulf Times reports.
A report from the UN Climate Change Conference website revealed that the majority of Qatar's recycling industry takes on waste from corporate operations, including hotels and offices.
A spokesman for the recycling facility Al Suwaidi explained that the factory currently operates 70 or more vehicles for collecting material from across the country, up from just five vehicles when it began.
Companies taking part in the green initiative include Vodafone Qatar, Qtel and the Qatar Foundation, all of which have "drop boxes" in their offices to enable workers to leave behind unwanted goods , including electronics and plastic.
Later this month, governments from across the globe will arrive in Doha for the UN Climate Change Conference to determine the outcomes of the 2011 event in Durban.