ORYX GTL staff recently collaborated with their colleagues in Ras Laffan Industrial City (RLIC) for the Turtle Beach Clean-Up Campaign, which is annually organized by Qatar Petroleum.
Over 30 ORYX GTL employees participated in the event, which was aimed at cleaning and preserving one of Qatar’s best nesting spots for hawksbill turtles.
Waste materials, especially plastic bags, are a big threat to the survival of sea turtles. Plastic bags floating in the ocean resemble jellyfish, which is a favourite food of sea turtles, and can cause illness or death to the turtle that eats them. Solid wastes can also entangle or trap emerging turtle hatchlings, preventing them from reaching the sea.
In line with this year’s Turtle Beach Clean-Up Campaign, a 3-kilometer stretch of the beach was cleaned and a huge amount of debris was collected for proper disposal including recycling.
In addition, in support of ORYX GTL’s ‘Zero Harm to the Environment’ initiative, the company’s Environment Section recently implemented the “Household Paper Waste Collection & Recycling Campaign” in Ras Laffan. The campaign will run from the 3rd of April to the 2nd of June 2016.
The primary objective of the campaign is to divert paper wastes from landfill or incineration, where they rot or burn and produce large amounts of greenhouse gases in the process. The campaign also aims to promote the practice of paper recycling among all employees.
Under the campaign, all ORYX GTL employees are being encouraged to bring their household waste paper, such as books, magazines, newspapers, notebooks and other paper products, to Ras Laffan and then drop them off in the dedicated skip provided near the company’s Modular Building Area.