Fondation Diane Anticipates the Waste Crisis and Launches the One-of-a-kind “Waste Diversion & Management Consortium” of Lebanon

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As landfills are reaching their capacities and waste collection contracts are expiring soon, Fondation Diane created the “Waste Diversion Management Consortium”, a group of 10+ start-ups looking to help in solving the waste crisis through a waste diversion plan!

The “Waste Diversion Management Consortium” was founded with the main objective of creating an ecological alternative to the unhealthy and polluting way of collecting and managing waste.  The practice currently used by large companies, backed by governmental contracts, leads to waste being dumped in landfills.

We learned that by properly diverting waste before it reaches the bins, we ensure that materials could be reused or recycled rather than simply being discarded or dumped. Through the creation of a Waste Management Diversion Consortium, we intend to bring together like-minded enterprises and organizations to work towards this common goal.

The Consortium will start with a pilot project – the first medium-sized project of its kind – to test our approach and make the necessary adjustments before scaling up. It was also important to educate the public about the importance of sorting waste at source and to provide them with the necessary tools and resources to do so. With this goal, it was important to have a clear objective and to establish governance, functionality, and efficiency to ensure the smooth operation of the project: the scope of work, after several amendments is now developed.

Overall, the Consortium project has the potential to make a significant impact on Waste Management National Policies, change behavior, engage authorities and attract international stakeholders.

* The consortium encompasses 12 start-ups specialized in waste management sector in Lebanon (solid waste, textile waste, electronic waste, organic and agricultural waste, and others,…), who are bringing forward remedies to this issue and already doing a great job in reducing waste going to landfills and increasing quantities of recycled, composted and upcycled waste. These start-ups are: Nadeera, Compost Baladi, Recyco, FabricAid, ReFuse, Ecoserv, Biclean, Green Community, Lebanon Waste Management, Green Mount Recycle, M&R services and Green Track.