About 300,000 KWH clean energy generated in first two weeks of World Cup
06 Dec 2022News Clean Energy
The solid waste recycling project will produce 298,937 kwh of clean energy, in the first two weeks of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, as stated by the Ministry of Municipality. The Director of Waste Management Department Hamad Jassim Al Bahar said in a statement that the solid waste recycling project is part of efforts to achieve sustainable development and reduce carbon emissions, leading t an exceptional carbon-neutral World Cup, and to treat waste rather than dumping it in landfills.
About 1103 tons of basic raw materials required for the project to provide to the national recycling factories is contributed by the tournament which includes cardboard, plastic, metal and glass materials, Al Bahar said. The recyclable materials of the total waste received exceeded 51 percent (568 tons), while 536 tons (49 percent) were diverted to clean, environmentally friendly energy, he added. This contributed to the production of about 406 tons of fertilizers, 95 tons of plastic materials, 36 tons of paper and cardboard, as well as 30 tons of mineral materials and about 2 tons of glass materials, Al Bahar said.
The total waste collected from the tournament stadiums amounted to about 480 tons, led by Lusail Stadium with 105 tons, he said.
Al Bahar added that the General Cleanliness Department removed about 28 thousand tons, including about 109 tons of recyclable materials.
In comparison with the 405 trucks and 3,727 workers in the second week, about 1,148 trucks and cleaning equipment and 2,738 workers participated in collecting and removing them in the first week, he said.