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Opinion: Saudi Arabia: A Kingdom in Transformation Dr AbdulwahabAl-Sadoun, secretary general, Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA).

Opinion: Saudi Arabia: A Kingdom in Transformation

Amid recent announcements of mega projects and plans to transform the economy, what will all of this mean for the chemical industry in the Kingdom? Dr Abdulwahab Al-Sadoun of GPCA explains

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As long as we can establish better recycling facilities, and promote more responsible public behaviour, we can reduce the amount of plastic waste that ends up in landfills, streets, deserts and oceans, remarks Dr Abdulwahab Al-Sadoun
 

 

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Comment: Opportunities and challenges in the GCC fertiliser market

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The future of the fertiliser industry depends on our ability to provide goods and services that help feed the world, improve lives, and protect the environment, comments Dr Abdulwahab Al-Sadoun, secretary general, GPCA.
 
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