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Ways to Learn to love the trash?

Note: An opportunity to update this post of 2015

Lebanon has been lingering through an extended garbage crisis for 5 years, with no resolution in sight.

Hate the sight of mountains of garbage?

Bothered by the smell of food rotting in the sweltering summer heat?

Well we’ve got your back with this handy guide on how to handle Lebanon’s latest garbage crisis.

1) Become a hermit:

Let’s face it, there is no reason for you to go outside; it sucks out there!

Stay in your house, and whether you need cigarettes or DVDs – everything can be delivered right to your doorstep because that’s the beauty of Lebanon and NabilNet. Hot heat and hotter garbage?

No thanks, I’ll be watching Masters of Sex in an air conditioned room.

2) Become human-garbage:

What better way to defeat something than to completely embody it?

If you hold off on showering for long enough, you can physically become trash!

It’s a fun little science experiment you can do with your body. The sooner you start smelling like a garbage can, the less the garbage on the streets will bug you.

3) Pretend you’re on a movie-set:

“Oh yeah Robert Downey Jr. totally stars in this,” you’ll say to yourself with a huge fake laugh.

“Oh, this is just a post-apocalyptic feature, it’s probably going to be directed by Mel Gibson or something.”

Beirut is starting to look like a hot post-apocalyptic mess, why not pretend that you’re just part of a movie?

In fact, go nuts and start screwing people right on the streets, pretend you’re partaking in niche experimental pornography, you’re welcome.

4) Learn to enjoy the smell of trash:

I’m not going to lie to you, this one will take some extra effort.

Essentially what you want to do is rewire your brain so that it finds garbage pleasurable, and soon enough you’ll be begging Armani to come up with an “Eau de Garbage” scent.

The trick to doing this is to take all of life’s pleasures and somehow add garbage into the mix.

Example: you have sex with a wonderful man or woman, they’re tender and proportionate, they don’t start texting as soon as you’re done – it’s a wonderful experience….immediately sniff some garbage.

Over time, your brain will associate good sex with the smell of rotting cabbage. It’s science, you guys.

5) Become completely dead inside:

Ultimately the easiest way to survive this massive trashcan of a life is to become completely dead inside.

Note: Lebanese are getting to the streets, closing highways and dump sites. The longer this crisis last, the better opportunity for the Lebanese to start sorting out their garbage, recycling and starting a real revolution against this inept political system

Hate the sight of mountains of garbage? Bothered by the smell of food rotting in the sweltering…

This Zero Waste Plan Might Solve The Trash Crisis In Lebanon!

The garbage is engulfing Lebanon and is starting to pollute the Mediterranean Sea. (Greece and Spain are officially harassing our government)

Politicians are making this crisis seem hard to solve.

However, the Lebanese environmental and industrial engineer Ziad Abichaker shows, through this video, how easy it is to put an end to this national mess.

The importance of this plan is that it offers a sustainable solution. In fact, what government officials need to do is to find a permanent solution to make sure Lebanon stays clean.

Actually, this zero waste plan is all about recycling and involving all Lebanese people in the process.

It all starts in our houses where we have to divide the trash into two bags. One should contain food leftovers, napkins, and dirty papers. The other one should contain cans, aluminum, plastic, glass, iron, and other products that can be recycled.

In fact, the plan is decentralized which means that municipalities and private sectors have important roles.

Here are the steps:

Step 1: Transportation

First of all, each region should sort its own waste meaning that municipalities should not send the trash to Beirut to sort them. That way, the traffic jam will be significantly lowered.

Step 2: Waste sorting

The goal in this step is to encourage people to recycle.

When the trash arrives at the factory where it has to be sorted, it will be weighed. Depending on the amount of the trash the municipality has to pay money. So if people in that region recycle less, they will pay more.

Zero Waste Plan

That way, municipalities will encourage people to recycle in order not to generate a lot of trash and to avoid paying a lot. Then, unrecyclable trash will be transformed to fertilizers.

Step 3: Recycling

Thanks to recycling, we can make a lot of products from waste, which are the following:

Bottle of water and soda: polyester

Colored plastic: flower pots, plastic containers for fruits and vegetables, and water hoses.

Cardboard: toilet paper

Iron: re-bars

Glass: bottles and jars

Plastic bags: eco-boards

The benefits of this plan are cost-effective and eco-friendly.

it offers a lot of job opportunities which will reduce unemployment. In addition to that, this plan makes sure that our health will not be affected in a negative way, so people will pay less for healthcare.

(The stench and the fumes everywhere you travel along the sea coast. People in many villages are experiencing high levels of sickness and cancers)

Promoting waste management through eco-friendly planters

This is not the first time Abichaker finds an eco-friendly way to make Lebanon clean again. He recently showed us how we can use rubbish to produce food.

In fact, Abichaker built eco-friendly vertical planters that are made of discarded plastic bags and other plastics that cannot be recycled.

Zero Waste Plan
FB | Ziad Abichaker

Also, by using these planters that should be placed on roofs, one can use household waste, industrial waste, and 1 square meter to produce 200 lettuces every 45 days.




December 2022

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