Qatar Green Building Council (QGBC), a member of Qatar Foundation (QF), successfully concluded its annual ‘No Paper Day (NPD)’ campaign with an Appreciation Ceremony at the Alwadi Hotel Doha MGallery, Msheireb Downtown Doha, on April 11.
More than 90 local organizations – the largest number to date – took part in the 7th NPD an annual nationwide campaign by QGBC. It is part of QGBC’s ongoing efforts to encourage schools, companies, and institutions to adopt environmentally-friendly practices and find ways of reducing paper, plastic and metal consumption, as well as e-waste, a new addition to the 2019 campaign.
The initiative also raises awareness of Qatar’s sustainability goals among the nation’s community.
During the ceremony, Engineer Meshal Al Shamari, Director, QGBC, awarded certificates of appreciation and achievement to representatives from participating companies for their contribution to the campaign.
Engineer Al Shamari said: ‘We are excited by the continued success of ‘No Paper Day ’, which has continued to grow in momentum every year. It has encouraged companies and organizations to reduce their recyclable waste and contribute to Qatar’s efforts to build a more sustainable future. Joining our efforts will do more for achieving the environmental and social pillars of Qatar’s development vision.’
The NPD 2019 Appreciation Ceremony was hosted and supported by Al Wadi Hotel Doha MGallery by Accorhotels. QGBC also partnered with local companies for collection and recycling – Elite Paper recycling for paper and cardboard, and Global Metals for plastic and metal.
Engineer Al Shamari said: ’I would like to thank all the organizations and individuals involved in this campaign for their tremendous efforts in contributing to a more sustainable future for our nation.’
The 2019 NPD campaign has also helped the participating organizations to raise awareness among their staff about waste and the importance of reducing it, and how they can take steps to increase recycling and practice environmental stewardship.
For more information about the ‘No Paper Day’ campaign, visit www.qatargbc.org