EQUATE Continues Educating Youth in Kuwait on Plastics and Recycling as Part of its Sustainability Awareness Campaign

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Date(s) - 10 January 2018
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Kuwait – 10 January 2018 – In its endeavors to raise awareness about the importance of plastic and its lifecycle in our everyday lives, EQUATE Petrochemical Company, a global producer of petrochemicals, continues its Plastic Awareness Campaign by educating the youth in Kuwait at various schools.

The campaign encompasses EQUATE’s objectives to achieve sustainable development in every aspect of its business be it operationally, socially and environmentally.  By organizing workshops in ten public schools as part of the second phase of its 2017 campaign, EQUATE has illustrated the lifecycle of plastics, their diverse usage in many industries and recycling process. The workshops included interactive games and competitions held in collaboration with Blank Hunts. The campaign will hold its third phase in 2018 by hosting public events in different venues in Kuwait including malls to interact with many and various individuals and form a solid awareness of plastics in Kuwait’s communities.

EQUATE’s Senior Executive of Corporate Communications & Government Affairs, Dr. Abeer Al-Omar, said, “Our initiatives at EQUATE are focused on achieving sustainability, ultimately supporting the company’s 2025 Sustainability Strategy that supports the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and Kuwait’s 2035 Vision. The sustainability of our environment is one of the most important elements to the growth and progress of communities and economies, in addition to our continued investments in finding effective solutions to better manage resources and reduce waste.”

On her part, EQUATE’s Sustainability Committee Member, Asrar Mohammad, added, “In modern life, plastics are part of our everyday lives. Their multiple uses and applications highlight the need for properly using and recycling plastic products to ensure overall sustainability. Ensuring that the students understand the petrochemical industry and the various products such as plastics derived from this industry are critical to creating overall awareness.”

To learn more about the initiative, EQUATE provides informative material on its social media platforms (Instagram, Facebook and Twitter) and on the hashtag #weknowplastics.

The EQUATE Group* is a global producer of petrochemicals and the world’s second largest producer of Ethylene Glycol (EG). The Group has industrial complexes in Kuwait, North America and Europe that annually produce over 5 million tons of Ethylene, EG, Polyethylene (PE) and Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET). The products are marketed throughout Asia, the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The EQUATE Group’s shareholders include Petrochemical Industries Company (PIC), The Dow Chemical Company (Dow), Boubyan Petrochemical Company (BPC) and Qurain Petrochemical Industries Company (QPIC). The Group is a leading enterprise that pursues sustainability wherever it operates through partnerships in fields that include the environment, economy and society. www.equate.com

* The EQUATE Group includes EQUATE Petrochemical Company (EQUATE), its subsidiaries and The Kuwait Olefins Company (TKOC).