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Wake up Bahrain - Why we should recycle and separate waste - and have MUCH more support to do so

Posted by Jameela Mohanna on December 1, 2019 at 12:15 AM Comments comments ()

Why YOU should recycle /reuse

The Earth recycles everything and reuses the material from dead plants and animals to feed new plant life and make new soil to replenish itself.

Humankind should take cues from Mother Nature and do no less: recycle everything.

Since the invention of plastic from oil – it's everywhere, overwhelming landfills it doesn't decay and filling the oceans with debris t...

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Sea clean up bt Bahrain volunteer diving team

Posted by Jameela Mohanna on August 16, 2019 at 6:15 AM Comments comments ()

A campaign to clean up the seas starts tomorrow, Friday 16 August 2019

Entitled “Our Sea is Clean”, led and organized by the Bahrain Volunteer Diving Team in cooperation with the Supreme Council for the Environment, in order to promote community partnership, c...

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Bahrain set to phase out use of plastic bags by july 2019

Posted by Jameela Mohanna on June 14, 2019 at 5:40 PM Comments comments ()

GDN  June 12 2019

Bahrain said it will begin regulating and banning plastic usage from next month.(July 2019)

The first phase will focus on single-use plastic bags as well as banning the import of non-biodegradable plastic bags, Supreme Council for Environment chief executive Dr Mohammed Mubarak bin Daina said. **they forget that biodegradable plastic reduces the quality of recy...

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Please use the bins in Nabi Saleh pilot project Aug 2018

Posted by Jameela Mohanna on September 28, 2018 at 3:00 AM Comments comments ()

7th August 2018 the following article appeared in the GDN about the newly established Estidama with long time recycling avocate Bob Doig

A call to those living near by to use these bins so more locations will be available in the future.

A PILOT scheme to install recycling bins in residential areas has been launched in Nabih Saleh.

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A crying Shame for Bahrain's recycling efforts

Posted by Jameela Mohanna on September 25, 2018 at 8:00 PM Comments comments ()

A crying Shame for Bahrain's recycling efforts

Gvision to sell it's Reverse Vending Machines RVM for lack of sponsors in Bahrain

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World cleanup day Saturday 15th Sept 2018

Posted by Jameela Mohanna on September 13, 2018 at 8:00 PM Comments comments ()

From the earth day network I received the following message that I would like to share :

Dear Friends,

Let's work together to get rid of millions of tons of waste polluting our land and sea!

This Saturday, September the 15th is World Cleanup Day, and millions of people worldwide will take part in removing plastic and other types of waste from the world's coastlines, rivers, parks, cities, and ...

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Farmers market in Hoorat Al Aali - during summer months

Posted by Jameela Mohanna on August 15, 2018 at 7:25 AM Comments comments ()

Locally grown food tastes and looks better.

The crops are picked at their peak, and farmstead products like cheeses and are hand-crafted for best flavor.

Why is buying local so important?

Eating local means more money stays within your community. Every dinar spent generates twice as much income for the local economy.

Local produce is fresher and tastes better becau...

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Heya Beya plastic pots meneace

Posted by Jameela Mohanna on August 8, 2018 at 7:35 AM Comments comments ()

Heya Beya, who is cleaning up the plastic pots? Yet again lazy traders will be  causing pollution and should be held responsible for the act.

We celebrate with our children and grandchildren each year the sacrifice of Heya Beya and as the children don’t grow them we should make it a point to buy only those in palm-frond baskets.

Unfortunately, the past few years I saw many people with their children carrying pl...

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Rebuttal to Bahraini Municipalities on incinerating our municipal waste

Posted by Jameela Mohanna on January 6, 2018 at 3:00 AM Comments comments ()

My letter was published today in the Gulf daily News 6th January 2018

This is a rebuttal to your article ‘Renewable energy plans on track’ (GDN, December 29). Absolutely no to waste-to-energy facilities in Bahrain! Why? (original article below)

Myth 1: Waste incineration is a source of renewable energy.

Fact: Municipal waste is non-renewable, consisting of dis...

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Environmental pollution accounts for 16% of deaths worldwide

Posted by Jameela Mohanna on October 26, 2017 at 3:35 AM Comments comments ()

Today in the Gulfdailynews I read "by the way by Reem Antoon" "shocking statistics".

And I decide to look up the article quoted:  (full article for download)

"Pollution is the l...

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March 30th 2016 Averda contract cancelled due to garbage situation in Lebanon

Posted by Jameela Mohanna on May 16, 2016 at 4:35 PM Comments comments ()

March 30th 2016 Averda contract cancelled due to garbage situation in Lebanon.

What are the consequences of the cancelation of this hard won contract?

Averda company is supposed to be a leading company for environmental solutions that has bins collecting e-waste in Dubai, which is sorely needed in Bahrain seeing that even telecommunicati...

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Treaded Water wasted by municipality

Posted by Jameela Mohanna on May 16, 2016 at 4:30 PM Comments comments ()

Water wasted by municipality


It has started to heat up again with humidity and temperatures around the 35+C in the early morning (6am)


Every morning municipal gardeners all around Bahrain switch on sprinklers during the peak traffic morning hours when the...

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Nae'mah Society (blessing)

Posted by Jameela Mohanna on July 11, 2015 at 7:00 AM Comments comments ()




In January this year somebody contacted me to find out if there was a group or society that collected food seeing as that he saw a major supermarket throw out good food that near expiry date (not yet expired though)




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Recycling bins for batteries at Jawad outlets

Posted by Jameela Mohanna on June 9, 2015 at 3:00 AM Comments comments ()

Posted on » Tuesday, June 09, 2015 Gulf daily News

SPECIAL recycling bins where people can dispose of used batteries have been installed in Jawad outlets across the country.

The C-Thru Nexus Battery bins from the UK are available at:

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Ban on green belt development to be lifted! may 17th GDN

Posted by Jameela Mohanna on May 17, 2015 at 4:20 PM Comments comments ()


I could not believe it when I read that yet again the northern governate municipal council is trying to lift a ban on building in the green belt.

Urbanization of Nabi Saleh

With only 2....

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Very B-eco-ming eco bags

Posted by Jameela Mohanna on May 14, 2015 at 2:55 AM Comments comments ()

I am very please to hear that alosra is doing more to going green even going so far as to have a mascot called Ecoco.

In 2009 I had an informal meeting with some likeminded people at the headoffice of BMMI after the disappearance of the recycle bins that were there for many years, removed because waste was thrown in not recycable items- they were directly placed next to the waste containers that time - and I encouraged them to rehink t...

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Royal society for animal welfare to be setup in Bahrain

Posted by Jameela Mohanna on May 12, 2015 at 3:05 AM Comments comments ()

With the setting up of The new Royal society for animal welfare we will have no less than 4 separate private groups/societies that aim to solve the issue of strays in the Kingdom of Bahrain

The BSPCA - Tony the Dogfather - Bahrain strays and now the proposed new royal society.

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Historic tree mistreated - "tree of Life" Sakhir

Posted by Jameela Mohanna on March 10, 2015 at 8:55 AM Comments comments ()

Because we have guests we went to see the famous landmark “the tree of life” in the Sakhir desert.

I was saddened that while the security man was hiding in his cubby hole many people were climbing on the tree and walking over the small settlement found near and around the tree.

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Microwaves and mobile phone masts.

Posted by Jameela Mohanna on March 4, 2015 at 8:40 AM Comments comments ()

Mobile Phone masts are everywhere in Bahrain.

They have to pay a fee to place the mast in an area if it is granted, which communications companies easily bypass by placing them on top of houses and buildings or in gardens paying a monthly fee of BHD 500- 1000 per month (that was offered to me), which is considered private property.

However in many cases they are placed without consulting or inform...

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Using solar powered glass to make high rise building green(er)

Posted by Jameela Mohanna on February 20, 2015 at 8:05 AM Comments comments ()

BAHRAIN has one of the highest energy consumption rates per person in the world. We are 4th highest in the GCC after Kuwait, UAE, Qatar and 19th worldwide.

From 1,947.37 kWh per capita in 1971 to 10,018.07 kWh Energy use per capita in 2011 still steadily going up. So why is the governmen...

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