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Kuwait Paper Dump Badge

I admit it. When I saw Ansam on her new blog had a Kuwait Paper Dump certificate, I was green with envy! I knew I didn’t deserve one – I have only contributed once, and even my contribution wasn’t truly acceptable because I don’t have a fax, so I took photos and sent them to Abaid.

Yesterday, when I opened my e-mail, I almost cried. He sent me a badge for my support and positive mentions. Honestly, it is the best badge I have ever sported on Here, There and Everywhere.

I’m from Seattle, remember, where recycle cans are issued, and sorting and recycling is mandatory. I’m also from the hippie generation, the back-to-the-earth movement that springs up every now and then, you know, make your own paper, make your own soap, grow your own tomatoes and basil. That my son, his wife, my sisters and my nieces and nephews and this new generation of Kuwaitis are all into saving the environment – it is just icing on my cake. And the candle on my cake is the new badge. You can see it here, and you can see it for the rest of the life of the blog under Kuwait Paper Dump in the Blogroll.


For those of you not familiar with the website, 3baid gathers up paper from around Kuwait from restaurants, service providers, Kuwait resources, events, etc. and publishes them all in one place, eliminating our need to keep track of all those papers. When you want to know what the possibilities are from a particular restaurant, you will find the menu there. When you want to know who has mushroom pizzas, you can click on “mushroom pizzas” and find out which places have them. It is an amazing public service they provide at Paper Dump, and they do it entirely as volunteers, serving the community.

The Kuwait Times did an full article featuring Kuwait Paper Dump and its origin – and its originators – back in February. You can read it here.

I am so totally honored. Thank you for the badge. Thank you, too, for your quiet, persistent leadership in the Kuwait environmental/Green movement.

May 31, 2009 - Posted by | Arts & Handicrafts, Blogging, Blogroll, Communication, Community, Cultural, Customer Service, Kuwait, Leadership, Living Conditions, Social Issues


  1. Wohoo! We are proud contributors to KTPD πŸ˜€
    I wonder how many people got that badge?!

    Comment by Ansam | May 31, 2009 | Reply

  2. You’re very welcome Intlxpatr, you’ve earned it πŸ˜€

    Comment by 3baid | May 31, 2009 | Reply

  3. Congratulations πŸ™‚

    Comment by Bu Yousef | May 31, 2009 | Reply

  4. LOL, Ansam, I think you and I got to be just about the first! And YOU were the first, I think! πŸ™‚

    3baid, truly, truly, I am honored. You do such a great job. πŸ™‚

    Thanks, BuYousef. You also have a great public-service site with the Mangaf blog and the Get-to-Know-Kuwait pages. πŸ™‚

    Comment by intlxpatr | May 31, 2009 | Reply

  5. Congratulations! they have doing a great job!

    Comment by Mathai | June 1, 2009 | Reply

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