Mobile Application for Recycling in Lebanon

As reported by the Lebanese platform Berytech in January this year, “ReList” was launched, “the first mobile application in Lebanon for recyclables trading”. Lebanese municipalities would face mounting difficulty in managing the growing volumes of unsorted waste with little to no funding, as many were looking to recycling as a sustainable solution for waste management, the information said.

“ReList” is a solution under the Diverting Waste by Encouraging Reuse and Recycling (DAWERR) project that provides businesses across Lebanon access to buyers and sellers of recyclables. Furthermore, it would increase access to markets, raw materials, and fair prices and reduce transportation distances and costs, Berytech pointed out. By connecting sellers of recyclable materials with potential buyers, the application “not only creates economic opportunities but also significantly contributes to a cleaner environment”. The launch event took place with representatives of ministries as well as the DAWERR partners USAID, Berytech, Compost Baladi, and ECODIT Liban, the heads of DAWERR municipalities, representatives from sorting facilities, factories, traders and exporters of waste, international organizations in Lebanon, and the private sector.

(Published in GLOBAL RECYCLING Magazine 1/2024, Page 14)