American Journal of Applied Sciences

Plastic Solid Waste Assessment in the State of Kuwait and Proposed Methods of Recycling

S. Al-Salem and M. Al-Samhan

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2007.354.356

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 4, Issue 6

Pages 354-356


A proper assessment of Solid Plastic Waste (SPW) in Kuwait will provide a greater understanding to the industry of plastic manufacturing and manufacturers as well as direct the strategic future plans proposed into execution. This research show the results obtained after a years survey and study of plastic solid waste in the state of Kuwait and the surrounding region in order to create a database that can be used in future plans and research projects. Major manufacturers in the area were asked to complete a questionnaire to create a complete database. Recycling methods were studied and tested in order to evaluate the best solutions and schemes available to overcome the increasing rate of municipal plastic waste. From the current study it, Kuwait ranked in second behind Qatar in plastic waste but land filling rates in Kuwait are almost double than any other oil dependant country in the west Asia region.


© 2007 S. Al-Salem and M. Al-Samhan. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.