Lebanese people woke up today to find that a section of the Nahr El Kalb river turned bright green. The reason behind the discoloration is uncertain, but it could be due to a leakage of green dye from factories in the area. The Ministry of Environment is investigating the matter, according to
This is not the first time that Nahr El Kalb is a victim of pollution. In January, the river and other beaches were covered with garbage after a powerful storm swept the trash from the landfill in Bourj Hammoud to the coast of Keserwan. The government failed to develop a waste management plan that will end the garbage crisis and the open burning of waste in Lebanon. The crisis is negatively impacting the people and the environment.
in Lebanon on April 30. A Lebanese company called Ramco started collecting waste and cleaning the roads in Beirut. The company is scheduled to install bins of three different types in 250 collection points in a move to encourage people to sort their waste. Recycling trash can significantly help us in ending the garbage crisis in Lebanon.
What you can do
The parliamentary election will take place tomorrow. If you are planning to vote, make the right decision. Vote for the candidate that is qualified to represent the Lebanese people and that demonstrates competence. If you do not want to vote because you believe it will not change anything, know that every vote counts. Your future and Lebanon’s future is in your hands now.