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"The environment is where we all meet; where all have a mutual interest. It is the one thing we all share." (Lady Bird Johnson, Earth 911) Waste Management Expo Lebanon. 9-11 April 2019, Hilton Beirut Metropolitan Palace, Lebanon. Call +961 76785855 today or send email to info@lebanonexpo.com for information on how to take part in the exhibition and conference. #wastemanagement #lebanon #environment  

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In the second case, the waste is collected and transported to the separation unit that is managed by the municipality or by a private entity (always in collaboration with the municipality).  

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The rest, 9% has sorting and recycling units for urban solid waste but due to management constrains only a few of them is actually working. Around 40% of the municipalities dispose of the waste on public properties, 39% use private land, while 21% do not know or do not want to provide information relative to the characteristics of the dumpsite. Waste is dispersed due the absence of specialized waste management systems in the municipalities and appropriate market strategies. Waste and recyclables are collected and disposed of in the following ways:  

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Only few municipalities are equipped with sorting facilities and only few of them are still working. Authorities and communities consider solid waste management as one of the first priorities to be addressed and are thus constantly searching for funds and assistance. In rural areas, 61% of the municipalities surveyed rely on private companies to collect and dispose of urban solid waste, but it appears that 9% of the municipalities do not know or do not want to reveal the destination of their waste. 83% of the rural municipalities dispose of their waste in dumps without undertaking any other ac  

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In Lebanon, responsibility for waste management is assigned to municipalities. However, lack of funds, weak technical know-how, absence of sufficient sanitary landfills and a weak tax system have caused most municipalities to pay only minimal attention to this issue, leading to a widespread environmental problem that will only worsen with time. As a result more than 700 illegal and unsafe dump sites have been registered troughout the country and some of the largest ones are becoming a major problem for Lebanon both in environmentaland economical terms.  

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  • calender 9-11 April 2019
  • Hilton Beirut Metropolitan Palace
  • Conference Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Exhibition Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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Lebanon Waste Management Exhibition & Conference 2019

Lebanon Waste Management Exhibition & Conference 2019 will address a wide variety of waste management issues in an effort to answer some of the burning questions facing our environment, health, industry and economy. These issues include collection, forwarding, storage, reprocessing and recycling of industrial and residual waste.

Lebanon Waste Management Exhibition & Conference will serve as a platform for waste professionals in Lebanon to exchange ideas and information about the latest and advanced waste and recycling methods. It also presents a tremendous opportunity for the leading industry companies to showcase their waste and recycling products and services to the largest gathering of governmental, municipal and private sector waste and recycling professionals in Lebanon.

OPEN DUMPSITES IN LEBANON: APPROX. 1000 DUMPSITES

“80% waste generated can currently be recycled, composted or bio-digested and exploited, generating economic opportunities while preserving the environment.” Source: Municipal Waste Management (http://www.moe.gov.lb)

National Strategy of Waste Management:

INTEGRATED SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT LAW NUMBER 80/2018
  • Each local administration shall prepare a draft local solid waste management program as specified in paragraph (3) of this article and in accordance with the contents of the strategy approved by the Council of Ministers and submitted to the Ministry of Environment with a copy to the Ministry of Interior and Municipalities, to be duly approved, within a maximum period of three months from the date of approval of the strategy.
  • The Ministry of Environment should approve the programs referred to in paragraph (1) of this article within a period not exceeding three months from the date of issue of this Law and shall amend it when necessary or after a maximum of 10 years.
  • The clauses to be included in the programs referred to in paragraph (1) of this article shall be determined by a decision issued by the Minister of Environment, and shall include, but not limited to:
    • Information about the local administration and its solid waste characteristics;
    • Methods of collection and transport, including draft terms and conditions;
    • Projects for sorting, treatment and final disposal in environmentally and economically viable ways;
    • Supervision, monitoring and evaluation of collection and transport, and marketing of sorted and treated materials and others;
    • Available human, technical and financial resources; and the need for technical or financial assistance;
    • Collaboration with civil society for guidance on source reduction, sorting, treatment and final disposal of solid waste;
    • Cooperation with the private sector to implement the local program.
  • Local administrations with similar solid waste management problems may combine their efforts to develop and implement the draft programs referred to in paragraph (1) of this Article
  • Local administrations with similar problems in solid waste management may join forces to develop and properly implement the draft programs referred to in paragraph (1) of this article.
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