- Can I help in protecting the Omani environment?
Yes, you can. You can join the environment associations and participate in activities such as cleaning campaigns of the Environment Society of Oman. You can raise awareness in your region or carry out local cleaning campaigns. You can raise the awareness about environmentally harmful behaviors and the need to avoid them.
Follow the tips on the environmental tips page.
- How can I get environmental services in the Sultanate?
A number of ministries provide services concerning the environment and interact directly or indirectly with it.
You can find these services on the environmental services page.
- What are the achievements of the Sultanate in the field of environment?
The Sultanate has achieved a lot in the field of environment since the start of the renaissance:
•The first Gulf country to enact a comprehensive law to protect environment.
•The first Arabic prize in the field of environment: Sultan Qaboos Prize for Environmental Preservation.
• The first Ministry of Environment in Arabic countries.
•Classified by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) as one of the top ten countries in the preservation of the environment.
The most significant prizes won by the Sultanate in the environmental field are:
•Peace and the Environment Prize in 2007.
•The Ministry of Environment and Climate Affairs was awarded a certificate of appreciation from the United Nations Environment Program in the field of protection of the ozone layer.
•Best Tourist Destination Prize in 2008 by "Vogue Magazine" and " Conde Nast Traveler Magazine".
• Muscat Municipality received a prize for the best experiences and practices of public services provided to the public. The competition was organized by the Ministry of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations in early 2002.
•The environmental program (Human and Environment) received the silver prize at the 11th Gulf Festival for Radio and Television - Manama / Bahrain.
•Represented by the Office of Environmental Conservation, the Sultanate won the Environmental Information Prize for the film "Arabian leopard in the Sultanate of Oman".
- How to report environmental problems in my region and to whom?
The Ministry of Environment and Climate Affairs provides services to report problems. You can find the services and see how to report on the environmental services page on the Ministry's web site.
- What are the common behaviors that harm the environment?
Community practices some behaviors that harm the environment, either directly or indirectly. The most famous are: throwing waste in non-designated areas, burning materials generate greenhouse and toxic gases without the permission of Regional Municipalities, logging without a license, dig wells without a license, etc. These behaviors have a negative impact on the environment, so the community must be aware of such behaviors and to warn from their practice; it is our duty as citizens.
- What is the best way of e-waste disposal?
Oman lacks the means of solid waste management. Therefore, the government placed this issue among its priorities and designed a strategy to build sanitary landfills designed ergonomically for solid waste management in general. The implementation of the strategy was started by building Al Amirat sanitary landfill. So from now and onward until the completion of the Sultanate's strategy in the construction of sanitary landfills in the various regions of the Sultanate, the best way of solid waste disposal starts with rationalizing our consumption of these materials; not to buy modern equipment without the need for them. Second is by maintaining devices or sending them to needy families. Third, reduce the use of cheap devices that are damaged quickly and difficult to be maintained.
What are the materials that can be recycled in the Sultanate?
The Sultanate recycles some materials such as paper, plastic, metal, and glass. For more information, please visit the environmental services page.