TDT | Manama
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As part of its environmental protection and sustainability advocacy (Zaina Fel Ain), Zain Bahrain is calling all schools in Bahrain to participate in the most extensive electrical waste collection competition in the Kingdom, in collaboration with the Supreme Council for Environment and Ministry of Education which runs from October 2022 until April 2023.
Zain Z-Waste has kicked off the third edition of its national competition with an educational workshop at Zain Bahrain Tower to raise awareness of e-waste, its impact on the environment, and the importance of safe recycling practices on Wednesday, 19th October.
This year, the competition, which falls during the same month as the International E-Waste Day, not only supports school children and families to learn about the environmental benefits of electrical recycling but encourages and inspires them to choose environmental and sustainable solutions and empower them with the correct information to make the right end-of-life consumer choices.
The telco has been working closely with the Supreme Council for Environment and the Ministry of Education to increase the environmental impact on the local community, along with Crown Industries to ensure that the collected e-waste has been safely recycled.
In the last Z-Waste competition, the waste collected during the held competition in schools reached up to 10 tons.
Abdulla Bin Khalid Al Khalifa, Director of Communication & Investor Relations at Zain Bahrain, said, “The spirit of Zain Bahrain Z-Waste competition is to address e-waste and to contribute to the body of knowledge that advances the practice of environmental responsibility across school students in the Kingdom, which comes as part of Zain Bahrain’s strategy of incorporating ESG’s responsibilities into its corporate operation and management.”
Luma Al Mahroos, Acting Director for Environmental Monitoring and Protection at the Supreme Council for Environment said, “Electronic waste is a growing global problem due to the electronic boom that has swept through our world.
Thus, we need innovative ways to reach the community to raise awareness on e-waste recycling, the importance of being selective when it comes to electronic devices with long shelf life, and how to dispose e-waste sustainably.”
Amal Al Kaabi, Acting Director of Partnerships at the Ministry of Education, said, “Young people are our future weapons in the fight against electric waste.
If we teach them well, they will take the right messag