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IGC Award participants at The English Academy, Kuwait investigate recycling

The English Academy, Kuwait – IGC Award report
On Sunday, 27th Jan. 2008, the four students and two teachers involved in the International Global Citizens’ Award went to Challenge the Era Company. This company recently produced and distributed over one million paper shopping bags in Kuwait to raise awareness on use of plastic bags. We met with Mr Meshal Esbaitah (Project Executive Director) and interviewed him to learn more about the activities of the company and its involvement with other companies and organisations.

We spent about an hour and a half there, but we came out with a lot of information about and understanding of its project. Challenge the Era Company supplies items made from recycled material (pencil, paper, plates, etc.) to companies and people, as well as 100 % degradable plastic bags of different sizes.

The company is working on involving the government, the private sector, and the community to help create a balance between the use of material and products which are harmful to the environment and ways to actually save the environment. The visit was part of the Award programme to expose students to a range of global issues that include environmental protection.

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Andrew Corney

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