EcoSouk: Lebanon welcomes its first permanent zero-waste store

A souk of a different kind has opened up in Beirut. The city that was at the height of a “trash crisis” in 2015 has welcomed Lebanon’s first permanent zero-waste store, EcoSouk. EcoSouk is the brainchild of Recycle Lebanon, a nongovernmental organisation founded to find sustainable and eco-friendly solutions to the garbage crisis in Lebanon. EcoSouk sells a range of eco-friendly products including upcycled jewellery, organic honey, meswaks (dentist-approved teeth … Continue reading EcoSouk: Lebanon welcomes its first permanent zero-waste store

Lebanon residents take recycling into their own hands to tackle the country’s waste crisis

Recycle Beirut is one of a number of citizen-operated initiatives in Lebanon who are tackling the country’s garbage crisis and finding solutions to stop polluting the Mediterranean Sea, of which the Levantine-country is a major contributor. Kassem Kazak, along with an American friend, was inspired to set up the recycling business as a solution to not just the garbage crisis in the country, but the … Continue reading Lebanon residents take recycling into their own hands to tackle the country’s waste crisis