One man’s garbage is another man’s treasure. Short-sightedness and bad waste management practices have led to ever-growing landfills and piles of trash on streets in Lebanon, but what happens when you start thinking of trash as a wasted economic opportunity?

Watch “Trash for Profit”, episode 5 of Riwayat, now.


Director: Karem Monzer

Producer: Laudy Issa

Videographers: Abedul Karim Doghman & Maya Dakkak

Subtitles: Lynn Sheikh Moussa

Editor: Karem Monzer


With a special thank you to our featured guests:

Ziad Abichaker, CEO of Cedar Environmental

Marc Aoun, Co-Founder and GM of Compost Baladi

Samar Khalil, Environmental & Chemical Safety Officer at AUB

Karl Mhanna, Field Engineer at Compost Baladi

Rabea Touma, Lead Mechanical Engineer at Compost Baladi

And to our partners at #QaribMedia for making this possible.

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Karem Monzer is a journalist, filmmaker, and artistic activist. He holds a BA in Communication Arts and MA in migration, using his degrees for documentary production and cinematography, scriptwriting, editing, and content creation. Through his work at Beirut Today, he seeks to peel the layers of communal struggle and delineate truths with imaginative and current affairs reporting.

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Laudy Issa is a multimedia journalist and the Managing Editor of Beirut Today. Before COVID-19, you might have caught her tripping over wires in local theatres or gigs.