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Opinion: Collaboration needed in GCC waste management Dr Abdulwahab Al-Sadoun is the secretary general of the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA).

Opinion: Collaboration needed in GCC waste management

By applying the most effective and advanced production processes, methods, technologies and operational practices, any potential impact on the environment must be prevented, or minimised, opines Dr Abdulwahab Al-Sadoun.

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