Students give boost to Jordanian green scheme
Recycling at the British Embassy
Scavengers at Whdadad Camp
Recycling in a Middle Eastern country could be boosted thanks to two students at the University of Cambridge's Institute for Manufacturing.
Andreas Petsas and Glen Walker, students on the IfM's Manufacturing Engineering Tripos, were invited to Amman by Jordanian company Entity Green Training (EGT).
The company, which provides employment opportunities for the country's rural poor and refugee communities, wanted the pair to help them develop its recycling business.
In particular EGT were keen to focus on recycling of plastic bottles (polyethylene terephthalate or PET) It had staged a successful pilot project, undertaking recycling at the Sheraton Hotel and the British and American Embassies.
The IfM was contacted to see if it could help with strategic planning for the expansion of the scheme.
Galen Thompson, Programme Manager for Entity Green, said: "Andreas and Glen were hard working, independent, and provided a real injection of energy and ideas."
"I am very happy to have worked with them, and the information provided in their reports will have tangible impact on our program and on the recycling sector in Jordan."
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6 July 2009