10 August 2020
Ahli United Bank Continues its Success journey in Plastic Waste Recycling -over 104,000 KG collected during 2020
As part of its social efforts that prioritizes and focuses on the environment, Ahli United Bank (AUB) continues its success journey of plastic recycling in partnership with Omniya plastic Recycling Factory and collecting over 104,000 KG during the first half of 2020, which is about double the amount collected in end of June 2019.
Through this initiative, AUB placed plastic recycling boxes in its Head Office and all its branches, as well as installing collection points in a number of areas of Kuwait, such as Salwa, Rumaithiya, Bayan, Jahra and Yarmouk. The main collection points were placed close to the Bank’s branches to increase the presence and number of collection points to serve the residents of these areas.
During the first half of 2020, this initiative succeeded in saving 104 m3 of landfill. This have positively impacted the amount of waste that poses a threat to the environment, this initiative contributed to promoting the recycling culture that has become part of the development of societies and a source of economic income.
Commenting on the success of this initiative, Mrs. Sahar Dashti, General Manager of Customer Protection and Head of the Social Responsibility Team at AUB, said: “This hike in the collection of plastic waste affirms the increase in the society’s environmental awareness in regard of the massive harms of plastic waste. Based on such a prospective, caring for and preserving the environment is a priority of our social responsibility which goes in line with the vision of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al Sabah for a New Kuwait 2035. In this sense and as part of our activities to preserve the environment and protect it from pollution, we continue our efforts to recycle plastic waste and spread environmental awareness.
Dashti added: “Although the idea of recycling is relatively new to our society, in recent years people have responded positively to this initiative. Therefore, it is our role as a national organization to work together and raise the community’s awareness to create an environment friendly culture.