Oct 10 2016 - 13:50
Back

REPORT: Waste incineration: Copenhagen vs Beirut

The head of the municipality of Copenhagen, the Green Capital of Europe, Lebanon, news ,lbci ,أخبار Waste crisis, Beirut,Copenhagen,The head of the municipality of Copenhagen, the Green Capital of Europe,
episodes
Enjoy our online videos
A bit more details about our online video plans
Subscribe now
Sign in
Lebanon News

The head of the municipality of Copenhagen, the Green Capital of Europe, came all the way to Beirut to share their experience in treating waste.

 

From sorting garbage to the incinerators and many other proposals the municipality of Beirut has been intending to adopt.

 

Copenhagen’s mayor shed light on many points, chief among which whether or not Beirut’s infrastructure is ready to establish incinerators, in terms of space and ground. And whether Beirut truly has enough funding to treat 600 tons of waste produced on a daily basis?

 

In fact, Lebanon is far away from the technology used by Copenhagen and many issues prevent it from establishing incinerators as a solution for the waste crisis. These issues including the fact that they produce toxic residues, such as “bottom ash”, which is usually buried only in mines that do not exist in Lebanon, and “fly ash”, to which a solution has not yet been reached nowhere in the world.

 

In a country that has not yet started sorting waste from the source, it is safe to say that we are thousands of light years away from reaching such development.

 

 

For more details, watch the full report in the video above

advertisement
Read also