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We can handle our garbage crisis as a blessing instead of a curse! A Zero Waste Lebanon is a documentary, addressed to a comprehensive Lebanese audience, carrying a descriptive message on how easy it can be to render Lebanon a zero waste country, without resorting to land-filling and incineration. The film is produced by Leela, Love in Action, guided by Ziad Abi Chaker and directed by Nassif El Rayess.
Lebanon's media is crowded, diverse and highly politicised. Last year's protests over the rubbish crisis is a case in point. It's a story of how a deeply divided media fractured the consensus on a civic issue - and the activists who are pushing for alternative narratives ever since. These media institutions are an extension to the political status quo. It would be naïve to think that any movement, will not be attacked by this media. Jad Melki, associate professor of journalism and media studies, American University Beirut Where democracy is concerned, Lebanese media enjoys more liberties than many other countries in the region. However, the problem lies elsewhere - the politics. The intricate network of corporate, political and sectarian strings attached to each and every channel compl...
The lack of action by authorities to end open burning of waste across Lebanon is posing serious health risks for nearby residents, violating their right to health. People living near open burning reported health problems consistent with the frequent and sustained inhalation of smoke from open burning at waste dumps.
Lebanon is struggling with another rubbish problem, two years after it brought the last one under control. Two years after the last garbage crisis was solved, Lebanon is facing another problem. This time it is because waste is being disposed of using incinerators, which has a negative impact on the environment. This is deeply troubling to public health experts, and people are blaming the government for failing to act. Al Jazeera’s Zeina Khodr reports from Beirut. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/
Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN For years, Lebanese citizens have been dealing with the consequences of bad waste management. This is especially visible in the capital Beirut and the heavily urbanised coastal areas, where the waste crisis has an extremely negative impact on marine ecosystems. As Lebanon gears up for parliamentary elections in May, engineers and civil society movements are busy finding alternative solutions to the waste problem. Julie Dungelhoeff and James Vasina report. A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett, Rebecca Martin and James Vasina. http://www.france24.com/en/reportages Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://f24.my/youtub...
20,000 tons of garbage has piled up on the streets of Beirut, Lebanon. The main garbage collector says it has nowhere to toss the trash because a key dump site is being blocked by environmental activists. The government has yet to reach an agreement on how to deal with the growing mess. Subscribe for more videos: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCV3Nm3T-XAgVhKH9jT0ViRg?sub_confirmation=1 Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ajplusenglish Download the AJ+ app at http://www.ajplus.net/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajplus
(28 May 2017) LEADIN: Lebanon's beaches have it all: sun, sea, sand...and rubbish. Now volunteers are cleaning up Lebanon's beaches to try to turn it back to "the paradise of the Middle East". STORYLINE: It's almost summer time in Lebanon - and the beaches are starting to fill up with sun seekers. But these shorelines have a big problem: waste. Rubbish can often be found littered among the sand and pebbles as people sunbathe nearby. In Beirut the water is too dirty for most people to swim in so many make the drive north to Batroun, Chekkeh or Anfe. But here too at Batroun, there's rubbish on the beach. So today around 100 volunteers are helping to clean up six beaches in and around the city. "We're 20 years old, so this is kind of all we know," says volunteer Ali Sasso as he ...
Lebanon battles pollution with first zero-waste project Lebanon's first zero-waste management programme was launched in 2016 and has helped tackle the country's garbage crisis. Workers separate recyclables from biodegradable material by hand and natural waste is made into compost. Al Jazeera's Imtiaz Tyab reports from Beit Mery. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/
Residents of the Beirut suburb of Jdeideh voiced concerns on Friday over the huge amount of rubbish building up on a street near the area. Known as the 'river of trash,' thousands of rubbish bags have been dumped on the street raising concerns over hygiene and further exacerbating the Lebanese capital's ongoing waste crisis. Video ID: 20160226-049 Video on Demand: http://www.ruptly.tv Contact: email@example.com Twitter: http://twitter.com/Ruptly Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Ruptly LiveLeak: http://www.liveleak.com/c/Ruptly Vine: https://vine.co/Ruptly Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/Ruptly YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/RuptlyTV DailyMotion: http://www.dailymotion.com/ruptly
Beirut's riot police fired water cannons at thousands of activists protesting against the city's waste disposal crisis, Saturday. Demonstrators rallied in Riyad Solh Square and attempted to march to Lebanese parliament before being blocked by riot police who shot rubber bullets and tear gas at the crowd. Video ID: 20150823-006 Video on Demand: http://www.ruptly.tv Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: http://twitter.com/Ruptly Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Ruptly LiveLeak: http://www.liveleak.com/c/Ruptly Vine: https://vine.co/Ruptly Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/Ruptly YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/RuptlyTV DailyMotion: http://www.dailymotion.com/ruptly
Lebanon's debt-to-GDP ratio is expected to stay above 150% in 2018 as the country struggles to keep its public sector wage bill under control. Many government departments are standing idle and as Adefemi Akinsanya reports, this is putting pressure on Lebanon's fiscal deficit. Subscribe: http://trt.world/subscribe Livestream: http://trt.world/ytlive Facebook: http://trt.world/facebook Twitter: http://trt.world/twitter Instagram: http://trt.world/instagram Visit our website: http://trt.world
Experts in Lebanon are warning of a grave environmental crisis if the level of pollution in the country continues to rise. Alongside the ongoing garbage crisis, the poor sewage system in Lebanon is another issue which has angered the local population. Watch Live: http://www.presstv.com/live.html Twitter: http://twitter.com/PressTV LiveLeak: http://www.liveleak.com/c/PressTV Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/PRESSTV Google+: http://plus.google.com/+VideosPTV Instagram: http://instagram.com/presstvchannel Dailymotion: http://www.dailymotion.com/presstv
(28 Mar 2017) LEADIN: An influx of Syrian refugees to the Bekaa Valley has tripled the amount of rubbish produced in the area. But a new waste management facility has been built to ease the pressure on services. STORYLINE: Huge mounds of rubbish dominate this landfill site in Bar Elias. And the piles are getting bigger. An influx of refugees means the Bekaa Vallet's population has exploded. There are now more Syrians living in Bar Elias, Qab Elias and El Marj than Lebanese residents - 200,000 people to the local population of 130,000, according to the Economic and Social Fund for Development (ESFD). So the European Union has funded the construction of a new facility to help deal with the spike in waste production. It will go into operation in May this year when it will receive and...
Divers in Lebanon scoured the sea for underwater trash and debris along the Lebanese coast over the weekend. Nearly 100 scuba divers volunteered over the weekend for a shore dive to pick up underwater trash and debris at different spots across Lebanon and sort them for recycling. The underwater initiative was launched by Maya Saad, a Lebanese expatriate living in Los Angeles, in collaboration with online campaign LiveLoveBeirut, which has more than 280,000 followers. 'LiveLoveBeirut' bracelets were sold to raise funds for the campaign, which was supported by United Nations Development Programme in Lebanon. Eight diving centres in Lebanon answered Saad's call and divers jumped into the waters off Tabarja, Anfeh, Chekka, Byblos, Hannoush and Bouar. LiveLoveBeirut's said on its Intragram acco...
This is what happens when there is a garbage collecting crisis and first rain comes
A government plan is implemented to clear heaps of garbage off Beirut streets, but environmentalists say long-term waste management and recycling should be the focus
Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Mounting piles of rubbish festering in the summer heat. Residents of Beirut cover their noses. The heaps of garbage have triggered health warnings and frustration. "Our politicians should be ashamed, especially as the tourist season has just started", say this resident Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FRANCE24.English Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/France24_en
Lebanese fishermen protested Wednesday over garbage dumped at sea off Beirut under a deal between the government and a company that has sparked outrage in the country, two years after mass protests over a waste crisis.