Garbage crisis: Around 85 percent of Lebanon's waste goes to open dumps or landfills, even though 88 to 90 percent of it can be composted or recycled. (Infographic by Christina Atik)
Lebanese Politicians Will Never Agree On A Sustainable Solution To The Garbage Crisis

Harsh criticism or reality?

Protesting the Bisri Dam (ejatlas.org)
The Bisri Dam Project in Lebanon is a “Ticking Atomic Bomb”

Despite the benefits that the CDR is promising from the Bisri Dam project, environmental activists are not convinced and for good reason.

Map showing pollution levels on the Lebanese coastline
Where is it safe to swim in Lebanon?

Breaking down which beaches to go to and to avoid this summer in Lebanon, according to new research from the National Center for Marine Sciences.

Live Love Recycle truck and drivers on the streets. (Lebanon Traveller)
People Raised $50,000 for Live Love Recycle, Here’s How It’s Being Used

Not only does Live Love Recycle provide a free recycling collection service in Beirut, but also grants jobs to 436 people from vulnerable communities.

Workers clean the Zouk Mosbeh beach in 2018. (AFP | Joseph Eid)
Happy Earth Day, try to do the bare minimum to save our planet

The secret services of the world probably never had to hide evidence of extraterrestrial life.

Render showing the Beirut River project site.
Student project can transform Beirut River into a public park

Students want to transform Beirut River into a shared, open space. At the heart of it all? A functional, translucent tube and a green tower.

Waste incinerators are not the solution to the Lebanese trash crisis

The lack of a proper waste management framework and monitoring process leaves room for the illegitimate private gain of authorities in charge of costly waste incinerator projects.

Myth Buster: “An Incinerator for Beirut?”

All factors considered, the film makes it clear that although incinerators may work in Denmark, this waste management strategy is practically unfeasible in Lebanon.

An interview with Ziad Abi Chaker

Beirut Today sat down with Ziad Abi Chaker on Jan. 30th to discuss his projects.

Stink at Zouk

Debates on the origin of the trash have been sparked, and some officials stating that the garbage washed downstream from Nahr El Kalb, a recurring dumpsite since the outbreak of the crisis.