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Turning plastic waste into gift items

1 Nov 2020 By MOHAMMED TAHA

Abdullah Saeed al Hattali, a 30 year old entrepreneur from the wilayat of Rustaq, uses his skills in recycling waste to produce something useful.

From a small home factory, Hattali has been churning out gift items from recycled plastic waste since 2018.

He recently made 21 trophies from plastic waste for the Environment Authority to honour the winners of a competition for the best environmental initiative to reduce plastic pollution.

Speaking to Muscat Daily, Hattali said he used 150 plastic bottles to make the trophies.

He said, “I make all kinds of things such as chairs, tables, fountains and gift items.”

Hattali has taken part in a number of competitions and also displayed his works at places like Sultan Qaboos University and Higher College of Technology. 

“I promote my products on social media platforms.”

He said recycling plastic is not easy. 

“You need money to buy waste from scrap dealers. It then requires a lot of hard work. A part of my house has been converted into a manufacturing unit.”

Hattali said he also makes beehives from palm fronds.

The prices of his products range from RO5 to RO25.

“I’m working on a cutting machine to make more items from palm fronds. I want to preserve the Omani heritage.” 

Hattali dreams of building a furniture factory and selling his products to international markets.

 

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