Recycling: the why,how and where in Bahrain

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Recycling and separating waste has to start at the source.

Posted by Jameela Mohanna on February 19, 2015 at 2:25 AM Comments comments (3)


In many countries worldwide recycling is a habit that one doesn’t think off as it is ingrained starting from kindergarten to separate recyclable items wash them and put in the appropriate containers.


In Bahrain in many schools paper/plastic utensils and plates are still used in the cafeteria...

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Air conditioners

Posted by Jameela Mohanna on February 9, 2015 at 4:55 PM Comments comments (0)

In Bahrain many people run their air conditoners even in the winter, because of it being a white sound that filters out outdoor sounds, in the winter the fan option is used to keep the rooms at a warmer temperature.


It is important to service a unit at least every 6 months in Bahrain to minimize air born bacteria that can be detrimental to the health of you and your loved ones.

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A Greener country - plant a tree

Posted by Jameela Mohanna on February 8, 2015 at 2:45 AM Comments comments (0)

A greener country

The best time to plant a tree, was 20 years ago the second best time is now.


The weather is lovely this time of the year however the seasonal high winds daily remind you that most of the Kingdom is a desert which covers the exterior and interior of ho...

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E-waste = Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)

Posted by Jameela Mohanna on February 4, 2015 at 8:50 AM Comments comments (1)

Everybody has a mobile, with charger battery and other electronic accessories. Many have laptops and a host of other electronic items too like VCRs, DVD Players, Printers, Fax Machines Scanners, Cell Phones, MP3 Players Etc.


But what do you do with it when it is broken and obsolete? ...

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Littering fines to be increased in Bahrain

Posted by Jameela Mohanna on February 3, 2015 at 1:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Littering


Littering is a common menace one can witness in all urban areas. Streets, sidewalks, parking lots, roads and highways are mostly covered with food wrappers, soft drink and water bottles, plastic bags, handbills, cigarette butts, tissues, papers and others. Litte...

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Bahrain is one of the most wasteful nations on earth

Posted by Jameela Mohanna on February 2, 2015 at 3:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Bahrain is one of the most wasteful nations on earth, according to the World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) 2014 Living Planet Report published recently.


Bahrain is the ninth worst offender in terms of the environmental impact it has on the planet, per head of populati...

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Scheme to reward recycling efforts

Posted by Jameela Mohanna on February 1, 2015 at 3:00 AM Comments comments (0)

 

 

By AHMED AL OMARI, Posted on » Sunday, February 01, 2015 Gulf Daily News


 

AN ingenious new machine that rewards people for recycling will be set up in private schools and universities across Bahrain.


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Hotels, resorts and shopping malls are planned on underused land in the Southern Governorate.

Posted by Jameela Mohanna on February 1, 2015 at 2:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Hotels, resorts and shopping malls are planned on underused land in the Southern Governorate.


With the problems the tourism industry has faced in the past few years, curtailing of services they are allowed to offer, increased tourism taxes (yes Bahrain no longer is tax free they just rename it as levies), the low salaries for Bahraini nationals in tourism-related careers and the low occupation rates in hotels and resorts alike (of which t...

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Recycling to be made compulsory

Posted by Jameela Mohanna on October 3, 2013 at 1:15 AM Comments comments (0)

We will see what happends I couldn't be more  happy with the anouncement but how aItre they going to implement it?

Its all just an idea right now according to a source of mine I will try to get in contact with Mr. Al Khatam to find out how and what.

Recycling 'to be compulsory'       By MOHAMMED AL A'ALI ,  Posted on » Wednesday, October 02, 2013

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Hydroponic garden for fresh and local produce

Posted by Jameela Mohanna on September 3, 2013 at 4:50 PM Comments comments (1)

As everybody should know Bahrain is depended for most of it domestic en industrial water on the desalinating plants around the coasts of Bahrain.


Because of this the agricultural section in Bahrain is depending on the Government to supply water to the farms around the Kingdom.


One type of water is waste water - and frankly would you eat produce grown on domestic waste water? No just look at the sig...

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Marine turtle retrieved from Amwaj

Posted by Jameela Mohanna on January 23, 2013 at 2:05 AM Comments comments (3)

On the 18th of January a call was send out to come and remove (resue) a turle sighted at Amwaj by an resident who called the EFS.


EFS President Khawla Muhannadi got the call and started setting up aplan and team fo...

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Artificial reefs

Posted by Jameela Mohanna on November 2, 2012 at 3:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Reading through Bahrain This month November 2012edition I came across the very informative article about Bahrain artificial Reef Program .


This a in my eyes a long overdue project.



With all the artificial island being build her and there with

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Solar-wind power 'can meet 10pc of demand'

Posted by Jameela Mohanna on October 13, 2012 at 1:20 AM Comments comments (0)

http://www.gulf-daily-news.com/ArchiveNewsDetails.aspx?date=10/12/2012&storyid=339581

By Arthur Macdonald,  Posted on » Friday, October 12, 2012

MANAMA: Bahrain could meet up to 10 per cent of its total power needs by using solar power and wind power as part of efforts aimed at implementing a renewable energy model by 2030, a senior Japanese expert said yesterday.


S...

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Debris Month of Action

Posted by Jameela Mohanna on September 20, 2012 at 1:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Gulf Weekly 19th September 2012



Every weekend throughout the month of September, Coral Bay is encouraging people to collect rubbish(from the sea) and record the information to be sent to Project AWARE, where a final weigh-in will be calculated.

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Muharraq sewage outfall marine pipline

Posted by Jameela Mohanna on September 19, 2012 at 2:10 AM Comments comments (1)

Published was project tender for a marine outfall pipeline for the Muharraq sewage plant – the area is a shallow lying area only up to 2.5 meter below sea level which in itself it not advisable due to the lack of strong currents – this is normally considered a deep water project ( 30 meters or more below sea level)

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Bottles for charity

Posted by Jameela Mohanna on September 19, 2012 at 1:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Reading through the Gulf daily News I came on a photograph of children that had collected more than 8000 plastic bottles which were given to Mr, Khalid AlQoud and given to the Bahrain Assosiation for parents and friends of disabled- to be sold with money collected from the sale wheelchairs will be bought for people with special needs.

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seeing (no) stars

Posted by Jameela Mohanna on September 12, 2012 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (0)

I miss seeing the night-sky and its immeasurable amount of stars - satellites - and other (blinking) lights.

I decide to go for a ride into the desert of the Kingdom to find a place where I could watch them unobstructed by lights.

Impossible, no matter where I went there were oasis of lights belonging to oil drilling projects lighting up the once dark desert environment.

Got stopped by police wh...

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Plan to set up 5MW powerplant in Awali/ tubli bay development

Posted by Jameela Mohanna on August 6, 2012 at 6:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Th following article was published in the GDN today

www.gulf-daily-news.com/NewsDetails.aspx?storyid=335394

Deal to set up 5MW solar power project   Posted on » Monday, August 06, 2012

MANAMA: Bapco township of Awali, University of Bahrain and several other areas are set to get solar energy.

An announcement in this regard was made following an agree...

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Plan to set up 5MW powerplant in Awali

Posted by Jameela Mohanna on August 6, 2012 at 6:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Th following article was published in the GDN today

http://www.gulf-daily-news.com/NewsDetails.aspx?storyid=335394

Deal to set up 5MW solar power project   Posted on » Monday, August 06, 2012

MANAMA: Bapco township of Awali, University of Bahrain and several other areas are set to get solar energy.

An announcement in this regard was made following an agreement to set up a 5MW smart solar energy project. The scheme wi...

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Nasseem School recycle bahrain

Posted by Jameela Mohanna on May 24, 2012 at 2:10 AM Comments comments (1)

Tuesday 15th May 2012

Last tuesday I was invited by Ms Joanne Taylor and Ms Manal Ameen from Nasseem school to do come and speak about recycling as the 6 graders where to do a project for the end of year.

What to include and what not. I made a 20 page powerpoint slide show with videoclips of how item are recycled.

I encouraged them to ask the questions and  as we went along an asking them  sometimes&#...

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