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Waste minimisation

Waste minimisation in related sectors

Initiative description: Using information events, awareness campaigns and/or public guidance to share and encourage responsible waste management practices in FIFA World Cup 2022™-related sectors, such as accommodation, food and beverage and merchandise. This includes engaging with the relevant entities to encourage responsible waste management practices in all locations such as streets and public areas around FIFA World Cup 2022™ sites.

The One Tide programme to encourage plastic reduction

The OneTide programme was created by the SC to engage the local community to prevent plastic pollution. The aim of the programme is to inform people in Qatar and across the globe about the importance of plastic waste reduction. One Tide provides regular social media content about plastic reduction projects, while explaining the damage plastic waste is causing to the world’s oceans and marine life. It also aims to encourage a culture of recycling, along with awareness of environmental issues.

One Tide Week raises awareness of plastic pollution

FIFA World Cup 2022™ organisers encouraged people and businesses to ditch single-use plastics during a week-long campaign in May 2022.

The campaign included a series of workshops for Qatari organisations and industries, as well as a roundtable discussion on future policy recommendations to tackle plastic pollution in Qatar, with a particular focus on sectors in the country that directly support the delivery of the FIFA World Cup. Read more here >>

Waste management in the hospitality sector

Another important project is the SC's collaboration with the Qatar Green Building Council (QGBC) to consult Qatar’s hospitality sector and encourage them to adopt sustainable practices, in the lead-up to the FIFA World Cup 2022™and beyond.

This has supported local hotels earn certification through initiatives like the Green Key Award. As a leading international standard of excellence in the field of environmental responsibility and sustainable operation within the tourism industry, the award assesses 13 criteria, including waste management, green activities offered to guests, and staff engagement. Green Key has certified 11 hotels in Qatar since 2016.

Best practice examples that were implemented in hotels across Qatar include implementing a 100% plastic free policy, reducing food waste, extending recycling programs, using green cleaning products and non-toxic building materials, and revising menus to include more locally sourced produce.