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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.
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 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/
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...
(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 ...
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
Some areas in Lebanon's capital are completely covered with trash. For months, garbage has been piling up after a landfill site was closed. Now, heavy rain has washed it into the streets, as Al Jazeera's Paul Chaderjian reports. Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/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/
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/
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
Lebanon is undergoing an unprecedented garbage crisis and citizens are literally surrounded by garbage. Opinions are heading towards incineration, which in itself is a tragedy. What we need to be aware of is that today, Lebanon has the industrial capacity to recycle 100% of its domestic garbage and to become a zero waste country. By recycling we preserve our nature and expand our country’s industrial potential. Leela, love in action team has met with environmental engineer Mr. Ziad Abi Chaker and toured Lebanon under his guidance to visit manufacturers, technicians and factories specialized in recycling and waste sorting. Mr. Abi Chaker demonstrated proof confirming that we are technically capable of transforming our crisis into opportunities in the very NOW. A ZERO WASTE LEBANON is a shor...
With funding from ECHO and UNICEF, ACTED in Lebanon conducted a recycling project in vulnerable neighborhoods, in collaboration with the municipality of Borj Hammoud. The program is designed to encourage residents to recycle their waste, and allow the municipality to decrease the volume of waste by giving their sorted recycled waste to a local NGO.
This is what happens when there is a garbage collecting crisis and first rain comes
Do you think that the lifestyle of the inhabitants of your town or city reflects behavior that is in line with the concept of sustainable development?
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: 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
Rubbish removal services began to clear the rubbish lining the streets of Beirut, Thursday, after the workers at the Sukleen waste treatment company suspended their strike. Video ID: 20150827-079 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 is faced with enormous environmental challenges. For one, a garbage crisis broke out last summer after the closure of the country’s main landfill site. As rubbish piled up across the capital, Kazak saw a need for change, and an opportunity. While the Lebanese job market is not open to foreigners in all sectors, Syrian refugees with residency are legally allowed to work in the environmental and cleaning sectors. However, many Syrians struggle to find work amid a limited number of job opportunities. Lebanon is host to more than a million registered Syrian refugees. Equivalent to almost a quarter of the country’s population, the small Middle Eastern nation hosts more refugees per capita than any other country. Information for media: If you would like to use this video to communica...
(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...
Hezbollah ministers and their Christian allies boycotted a weekly cabinet meeting, further paralysing Prime Minister Tammam Salam's unity government. They are reportedly in dispute with other members of the government over issues including decrees passed without their approval. This happened as the government is still grappling with the garbage collection problem. Waste has gone uncollected since the capital's main landfill was closed just over a month ago. The government has been unable to agree on a new site. That has led to angry protesters taking to the streets of Beirut, denouncing what they call political corruption. So, is Lebanon heading towards a renewed cycle of unrest? Presenter: Laura Kyle Guests: Kamel Wazne - political analyst and founder of Center of American Strat...
Six months after the long-running trash crisis appeared to be over in Lebanon, piles of rubbish are again clogging up the streets. Two landfills were re-opened in March but promises by the government to open new recycling facilities and a waste-treatment plant have so far not been met. Doctors are now warning of a major public health crisis. Al Jazeera's Imtiaz Tyab reports from D'Amour Baewerta, Lebanon. - 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/