Sunday, June 01, 2008

PEIE Talks Green

With the announcement that Siberia and the Arctic Circle have started to melt, preventing climate change is increasingly a priority. Research from the World Wildlife Fund shows that if everyone on the planet continues to consume natural resources and generate carbon dioxide at current rates, we will eventually need three planets the size of Earth to support us.

In recognition of the global concern about environmental issues, an Oman Manufacturing Group (OMG) seminar dedicated to "greening" Oman’s manufacturing sector will take at Muscat Inter-Continental Hotel, Monday 9 June at 7:30pm. Hosted by the Public Establishment for Industrial Estates (PEIE), the seminar has been designed to present local industry with a platform on which to share practical and profitable environmental solutions.

“The time is right for an OMG meeting that addresses environmental issues and provides those at the forefront the opportunity to explore their own processes and encourage others to follow suit,” stated Nasser Al Rahbi, PEIE’s Media Co-ordinator. “Recycled materials and environmentally friendly manufacturing techniques can make the difference for many consumers. In fact, a number of companies are marketing their environmental consciousness and doing right for the planet with their green initiatives. Some of these green initiatives will be discussed by OMG panelists," comments Al Rahbi.

“Today, we have more and more people who are trying to make the earth a healthier place to live and work. Manufacturers across the globe are working with recycled materials, as well as focusing on their use of electricity and water and on how they dispose of waste material,” says Ibtisam Al Faruji, PEIE’s Head of Marketing.

With confirmed speakers from Tabreed Oman, PDO, Shell, Reem Batteries and Five Oceans Environmental Services (Simon Wilson - pictured) the OMG seminar is intended to create awareness of climate change and manufacturing’s commitment to the environment. “Engaging people at different levels is key to changing mindsets. We hope Monday’s OMG seminar will help facilitate a change in how manufacturers think about the environment and how decisions are made,” says PEIE’s Head of Marketing.

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