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Qatar key exporter of high-quality recycled products: Elite chairman.

Satyendra Pathak Doha Qatar has emerged as one of the prime exporters of high-quality recycled products like reel Kraft paper, fluting, test liner, pulp paper, egg pallets and corrugated packing to countries around the world, Elite Paper Recycling Chairman Abdullah al Suwaidi has said. Speaking at a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signing ceremony as part of Elite Paper's 'Go Green Initiative Green Embassies' at the Embassy of Argentina in Doha, Suwaidi said that many environment-friendly initiatives have been taken in Qatar to cater to the growing global demand for recycled paper Kraft. Adding value to waste in Qatar, Suwaidi said, Elite Paper Recycing alone recycles more than 60 percent of waste in the country. "Our products are manufactured out of 100 percent recycled waste paper using a state-of-the-art technology which adheres to strict environmental regulations and international standards. It is made entirely from post-consumer and post-industrial content and is recyclable and naturally biodegradable," he said. The efficient and highly-productive factory technologies installed at our mills are some of the best in the world, with capability of recycling over 4,000 tonnes of paper per month. With a fleet of more than 100 trucks and 2,500 dumpsters strategically deployed across Qatar, Suwaidi said, Elite Paper Recycing covers local demand for recycled paper Kraft with 20 percent of its total production. Rest of the 80 percent are exported to countries like China, Bangladesh, South Africa, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman and some other Asian countries. "We are proud of being pioneers in paper recycling in Qatar and producing high- quality recycled paper from waste paper and cardboard. Our motto of 'Reduce, Re-use, Recycle' reflects our primary goal to spread the culture of recycling for the preservation of the environment and a greener sustainable world for the next generation," he said. Elite Paper Recycing is in the process of launching paper bags commercially to reduce the usage of plastic bags in Qatar, he said adding that special efforts will be taken to make it cost-effective so that it is adopted on a large scale. "We have standing agreements with more than 250 schools, ministries and other private and public bodies. Our dumpsters in Qatar and a fleet of more than 100 trucks throughout the country do corporate and home collections. We are in talks with all the embassies in Qatar to join our initiative," he said. While Elite Paper Recycling has agreements with almost six embassies in Qatar, he said, signing agreement with the embassy of Argentina in Qatar is significant as Argentina has achieved higher efficiency in the protection of the environment. Speaking on the occasion, Argentine Ambassador to Qatar HE Carlos Alberto Hernandez said, "We are the first Latin American embassy in Qatar to have signed such an agreement with Elite Paper Recycling to support the cause of environment protection. Argentina is one of the few countries in the world that has achieved high rate of success in transforming paper-based processes into an electronic environment. We will be more than happy to support this cause in Qatar as well."

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Date:Jun 3, 2019
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