Press Release


On Tuesday, January 11, 2022 the USAID Recycling in Jordan activity signed a Joint Action Plan with the Jordan Hotels Association. Through this collaboration, the partners will cooperate and coordinate to promote recycling within the hotels sector in Amman and increase adoption of recycling with separation at source. In specific, the Joint Action Plan aims to build the capacity and knowledge within JHA and hotels in Amman on recycling, raise awareness on recycling among the hotels’ sector, establish a recognition scheme by JHA to incentivize hotels to adopt recycling, and transfer the developed knowledge and tools by the Activity on recycling to Jordan Hotels Association to ensure sustainability of efforts and expansion of recycling practices among the hotels’ sector in Jordan.

USAID Recycling in Jordan activity deploys a market systems approach to increase commercial sector utilization of recycling services in Amman, in partnership with the Ministry of Environment, the Greater Amman Municipality, the private sector, and business associations.

Jordan Hotels Association is a non-profit organization founded in 1969 and is currently registered at the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities of Jordan under article 14 of the Tourism Law No. (20) of year 1988. With over 610member hotels representing around 16986 employees and 29657 rooms, and working hand-in-hand with the government to decrease unemployment rates, the value that Jordan Hotels Association adds to the hotel industry, the hospitality sector, the tourism industry, and the Jordan economy is significant. In addition, JHA is the biggest shareholder in the Jordan Applied University College of Hospitality & Tourism Education, one of the leading hospitality education establishments in the Middle East.