Environmentalists Warn Of Mediterranean Pollution From Lebanon Land ReclamationPosted on January 14, 2018 by DrRossH in Landfills and Disposal
Lebanon is drowning in its own garbage. Beirut and its suburbs alone generate more than 3,000 tons of trash per day, according to government figures. Corruption, bad infrastructure and a weak government have all contributed to dysfunction when it comes to waste disposal. In 2015, the crisis became so severe that trash was left to rot for months on city streets. That sparked massive protests against the government.