Hi everyone. I received an email about dead dolphins washing up on the shore in Abu Hassaniya area. Apparently, every year around this time (December- May) more and more dolphins are being washed up on shore and no one knows the case behind it. Kuwait Times have published something regarding this issue , and it would be nice to know exactly what is going on because its so sad to see this happen every year.
Thank you [TK] for the tip.
On my way back home late in the evening I spotted Baladiya garbage trucks with posters promoting domestic trash recycling. Now this is good way to promote recycling concept and create more awareness but my question is; what’s the point of separating home garbage (paper, glass, waste…etc.) if garbage trucks will crush it all together and have it sent to landfills to be burned and buried. It’s sad to see that true recycling is still non-existent in Kuwait, I recall Baladiya stating before that separate trash cans will be provided for houses and buildings but nothing so far.
After returning to Kuwait I decided to immediately restart my training and exercise, as you see there were many cheat days in the U.K., well quite honestly I spent all the time there cheating, literally. So instead of going to Marina or Scientific Center walkway I decided to find a new and non-typical place. Simultaneously, I was told about this new Environment Friendly Park that was opened just recently at Yarmouk area so I headed there in the A.M. to check the concept and do my early morning warm up exercises before I hit the gym back, so two in one.
As I said in above line it’s located in Yarmouk area, block 2 just opposite to the Mosque. There was a signboard near the entrance stating that this is a first of it’s kind park in Kuwait and was made by Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (AKA KISR). The idea of this park is quite interesting where everything inside it was made of recycled and waste material produced by Yarmouk area, they say over 12 ton of waste such as tyres, hoses, plastic, bottle, glass, paper and even electronic boards and chips were used to fabricate seats, fountains, monuments, kids swing…etc. Simply brilliant!
I was walking around the park and saw creative concepts, I’m loving the idea big time because this is exactly what we need in Kuwait to help preserve our suffering environment, I recall I read somewhere that Kuwait is classified as one of the top waste-producing countries in the world, let alone the tyre fires at Amghara junk yard every now and then. I dream that one day soon Kuwait begins to have real development toward recycling domestic and consumers waste materials. The sad part is that I observed there were acts of vandalism in the park, some the stuff were damaged on purpose even though it was just opened! WTH with these retarded people can’t they just stand to not damage public property?
Our blog friend Abdulaziz who happens to live in Bayan particularly block 3 sent us photos for trees cut down near Bayan Palace, he says the large pleasant green landscape has now turned into a bleak unsightly semi-desert. I’ve witnessed similar thing several times at several locations in Kuwait and I don’t yet have a clue why they do that? I thought we wanted a green Kuwait, so much for all those support-greenery campaigns, they could at least have tried to transfer the trees to other locations.
I was getting some home accessories from IKEA and saw they new section for LED light bulbs, I’m already using LED lights in some of the rooms in my home but their LED lights seem even better so I’m considering to completely turn to LED lights because I’m just fed-up of changing lights too often. LED stands for light-emitting diode and have been replacing the regular lights in cars, flash lights, houses and TV’s and even phones, I saw IKEA LED lights come in different sizes and watts based on your needs. What I like about LED bulbs is that they consume 80% less electricity and last 20 times longer (about 20,000 hours) than normal lights and can also be dimmed and are environment friendly. Downside though is the higher price (between KD2 & KD5 per bulb) but on the long run it will save money, another downside is that they can’t withstand high temperature so using LED lights outdoor in Kuwait isn’t a great idea.
Though I’m now wondering if LED bulbs produce the same illumination as normal lights or do we need more lights fixed?