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Title: Assessing the feasibility of waste management solutions based on sorting at source and recycling
Authors: Maamari, Olivia
Mrad, Myriam A. 
Mouchati , Antoine
Rizk, Rawad
Ibrahim, Aya
Abdo, Joseph
Dersarkissian, Christapor
Affiliations: Department of Public Health 
Keywords: Organic wastes
Recyclable waste
Waste generation rate
Subjects: Environment
Waste management
Issue Date: 2017
Part of: International journal of environment and waste management
Volume: 19
Issue: 3
Start page: 216
End page: 232
The lack of a proper waste management system in Lebanon resulted in a major waste management crisis starting from July 2015. Arcenciel, a non-governmental organisation, started a pilot project in Bekaa and Mount Lebanon aiming at studying the feasibility of carrying out a waste management system centred on a source waste sorting and recycling process. Waste sorting was feasible. However, sorting into two categories would be more efficient than sorting into three categories. The waste generation rate was between 0.83 and 0.88 kg/capita/day. The major errors in waste sorting proved to be centred on non-organic waste sorting, whereas organic waste sorting only indicated small error percentages. The major composition of waste was found to be organic (62.10%), the percentage of recyclable waste being small (8.43%). More than 80% of the non-recyclable and non-organic waste proved to be suitable for energy recovery as refused derived fuel. Copyright © 2017 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.
Type: Journal Article
Appears in Collections:Department of Public Health

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