ISLAMABAD - The participants of a seminar held here on Thursday called for properly disposing of the solid waste besides recycling the same for obtaining energy. The seminar, titled "Waste disposal and management" was jointly organised by Solid Waste Management Association of Pakistan (SWMAP) and Pakistan Environmental Protection Agency (Pak EPA). Dr Klaus Frike, head of department, waste management, and Dr Florian Kolsch, technical expert, Tube University, Germany, addressed the seminar. Dr Asghar Bhatti, President of SWMAP, said Pakistan produced 65,000 tons solid waste per annum, but despite utilising the same for various useful purposes, we had made it a problem for ourselves. He said that Germany was generating a lot of revenue from the solid waste by producing energy from it through its recycling and only 12% of the same was dumped in landfills. He said in Pakistan only 50 percent of the waste was properly disposed of while the remaining waste remained dispersed here and there, which produced serious environmental and health hazards.