Recycling Policies from the Bottom Up: Waste Work in Lebanon, Elizabeth Saleh


“Policy on waste infrastructure in Lebanon tends to focus on the efficacy of the delivery of these public services to the country’s citizens. And quite rightly so. Between the questionable treatment of solid waste and the high probability that much of what we throw into recycling bins is not being recycled, evidence mounts up to show that waste in Lebanon is badly managed. Stances against government waste management grew louder when the garbage crisis reached an apogee in 2015. With piles of foul-smelling rubbish bags conspicuously tucked away under highway bridges (and everywhere else!), the peak of this protracted crisis ultimately exposed the shortcomings of highly privatized and corrupt state bureaucracies. (…) Lire la suite

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