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A “Circular Economy” Model for Sustainable Solid Waste Management: A New Project by the Faculty of Health Sciences at AUB

The American University of Beirut – Faculty of Health Sciences, Graduate Public Health Program partakes in a new EU-funded program to develop a model for municipal solid waste management program serving 42 villages in southern Lebanon.

Dr. May Massoud, associate professor at the Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) at the American University of Beirut (AUB), in collaboration with Dr. Marco Bardus and in partnership with Iklim El Teffah Union of Municipalities, Jezzine Union of municipalities, MONEERA NGO and University of Cagliari, has been awarded a grant from the European Commission for the development of a Model Municipal Solid Waste Management Program in Southern Lebanon, serving the residents of 42 villages in the area.

The project aims to achieve a breakthrough and disrupt the status quo of solid waste management in Lebanon by implementing an innovative, efficient, and methodical Circular Economy program in the study area and subsequently in other regions across Lebanon. It aspires to build a ‘Circular Economy’ approach by redesigning resource flows in the target area to maximize prevention and recycling of waste, in addition to remediating existing open dumps having the highest adverse impacts on residents’ health and environment.

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