WME Lebanon 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.
It 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.
It is the only dedicated event in Lebanon that will attract the most influential and active decision makers from Lebanon’s waste management industry who visit to source new products/services, meet existing suppliers and use the three days to network with their peers.
On July 17, 2015, the Naameh landfill was shut down, after accumulating eight times its capacity in waste since being opened in 1998. Without a governmental waste management plan, trash began to overflow from the streets and riverbanks of Beirut and Mount Lebanon. Originally intended to receive 2 million tons over 5 years, the landfill was part of an emergency plan to close the Burj Hammoud dump; however, governments extended its lifespan without properly implementing the Ministry of Environment (MoE)’s 2006 plan.