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Alternative Solid Fuel Stream to Address Lebanon’s Solid Waste Challenges

Solid waste management in Lebanon throughout the last decade of the 20th century and the first two decades of the third millennium has been based around mechanical sorting, composting, and landfilling/open dumping. Such waste management schemes resulted in having, by the beginning of 2019, approximately 75% of the waste ending up in Landfills and/or dumpsites, […] Read More

Solid Waste Management within Lebanon’s Public Up-rise

As we look at Lebanon as a state we would notice over the past month, a public up-rise against corruption on various government levels. This up-rise resulted in daily protests throughout the country primarily against corruption, and the bad economic situation. Up to this point the situation is perceived as a democratic interaction between the […] Read More

Sea Landfills in Lebanon and future potentials

After the 2015 solid waste crisis Lebanon established 2 sea landfills to serve Beirut and most of Mount Lebanon. These Landfills are known as the Costa Brava Landfill and the Bourj Hammoud Landfill. Both of these landfills have been receiving comingled waste that has undergone some treatment process, and eventually are reaching their maximum design […] Read More

Financial Component of Lebanon’s Waste Roadmap 2019

On 27 August 2019, the Lebanese Council of Ministers approved of the Ministry of Environment’s Roadmap for the solid waste sector except for two cornerstone items, which were postponed and they are, the financial cost recovery Law and the National Solid Waste Strategy. This article will focus mainly at the financial cost recovery Law. Current […] Read More

Cost of Municipal Solid Waste Management in Lebanon – Urge to Divert from Open Dumping

The cost of municipal solid waste (MSW) management in Lebanon differs based on the aspect one may address it from. In the case of this article, it will be addressed from the aspect of the MSW collected and sent for processing and final disposal. Hence, this article will not account for MSW that is not […] Read More


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