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Old July 25th, 2007, 10:08 PM   #1
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Waste Management in Lebanon

hey!
i'm new to the forum (obviously)
i was recently in lebanon travelling around the country to tripoli, baalbek, jeita etc etc
and something rather disturbed me while on my way to saida
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lebanon is truly a gorgeous country, but what is what with all the trash along the highways now turned landfill? i understand that trash and environmental issues are of least concern during such a time...
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Old July 25th, 2007, 11:25 PM   #2
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Well,the Trash problem in Sidon will end soon,the plant dealing with the trash along the coast will be ready in feb 2008 .hopefully this ends the trash problem in that city.
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Old July 25th, 2007, 11:50 PM   #3
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oh god, That city has allways had rubbish all over the beachs.
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Old July 26th, 2007, 05:17 AM   #4
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This is a major problem in Lebanon and although major improvements have been made (especially in Beirut) there is so much work left to be done. Thankfully now there are NGOs like Greenpeace operating in the country and hopefully they will help people stop littering!

It makes me so mad to see people throwing trash out of their windows on the highway... we just need more traffic cops and tough enforcement.
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Old July 26th, 2007, 09:01 PM   #5
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ministry of education should make community service a requirement for graduating from high school .. that would really help with the situation ...

whats baladeyet saida doing about this?
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Old May 19th, 2009, 11:35 PM   #6
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FINALLY!


Lebanese soldiers clean the coast at Raouche in Beirut as part of Operation Big Blue campaign, which aims to raise environmental awareness in Lebanon. (EPA/ Nabil Mounzer)
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Old May 20th, 2009, 01:03 AM   #7
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that happens every year this time actually.
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Old May 20th, 2009, 09:12 PM   #8
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My cousin participated in Operation Big Blue. He cleaned up in Ramlet el-Baida. I was down there earlier this month and it's so sad how much garbage there is on such a nice sandy beach...
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Old May 20th, 2009, 09:19 PM   #9
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that happens every year this time actually.
its not usually carried out by soldiers though
more oftenly NGO'S
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Old May 20th, 2009, 10:01 PM   #10
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soldiers contribute every year
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Old May 21st, 2009, 11:47 AM   #11
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Im actually seeing less littering everytime I go to Lebanon, people are becoming more aware of the problem. However of course there's the few that do not care about the environment. Either way it is not as bad as other Arab countries (Jordan for example). I thought we were bad until I was in Jordan.
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Old May 21st, 2009, 05:43 PM   #12
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Im actually seeing less littering everytime I go to Lebanon, people are becoming more aware of the problem. However of course there's the few that do not care about the environment. Either way it is not as bad as other Arab countries (Jordan for example). I thought we were bad until I was in Jordan.
I am very surprised you've reached this conclusion.

Every time I go to Lebanon, I actually feel the littering problem gets worse and worse, especially on the corniche, in particular the Raouche area...

My cousin who is involved in the volunteer cleanups also says it's getting worse and not better.

Where in Jordan were you? I find Jordan much cleaner than Lebanon.
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Old May 21st, 2009, 05:57 PM   #13
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If they make people pay fines everytime they're caught throwing something, let's say about 50,000 LL, I'm curious to see WHO will even dare throw a tissue paper on the ground!
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In Qatar you get a 50$ fine if you were caught spitting on the street
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Old May 22nd, 2009, 11:40 AM   #15
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I am very surprised you've reached this conclusion.

Every time I go to Lebanon, I actually feel the littering problem gets worse and worse, especially on the corniche, in particular the Raouche area...

My cousin who is involved in the volunteer cleanups also says it's getting worse and not better.

Where in Jordan were you? I find Jordan much cleaner than Lebanon.
Amman for example and even in Petra, I saw garbage in a pristine place and considering it being called one of the 7 wonders of the world, it was sad to see this.
Also I guess it depends the time you go to Lebanon, maybe I found less garbage now (May) than last year because I was there in the end of summer (August). Maybe I'm finding it cleaner because they just did the spring clean up, I don't know but its definitively cleaner than last year.
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Old May 22nd, 2009, 02:19 PM   #16
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I found North Lebanon to be rather clean with not much litter on the streets.
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Old May 22nd, 2009, 05:55 PM   #17
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Well Sukleen has helped a lot so it might look like less litter, but I think the amount of littering is still bad.
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Old May 22nd, 2009, 08:46 PM   #18
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Well Sukleen has helped a lot so it might look like less litter, but I think the amount of littering is still bad.
The municipality in el mina tripoli cleans the streets on a daily basis. they have street cleaners to do the job. Even during the war el mina has always stayed clean.
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Old May 22nd, 2009, 09:17 PM   #19
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Beirut is as clean as a Paris lately...
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Old May 22nd, 2009, 09:20 PM   #20
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The municipality in el mina tripoli cleans the streets on a daily basis. they have street cleaners to do the job. Even during the war el mina has always stayed clean.
What about the rest of Tripoli? I think after Saida, Triopli is the the city with the highest level of littering.
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