Update: Here are the results of the campaign as shared by Uber.
I previously wrote a long post on ways to reduce waste and shared a list of Lebanese companies that recycle with all the information you need. I’m hoping that some of you have already started recycling and contacting these companies but for those who still didn’t, Uber Beirut just launched today in partnership with Live Love Beirut & Advanced Cars an initiative to encourage recycling by collecting on-demand recyclable wastes from Lebanese citizens from Uber.
All you need to do is select the UberRECYCLE Option from the app between 3pm to 8pm from July 29th through August 5th and a van will pass by to collect your bags and hand them to ARCENCIEL who will handle the recycling process. All pickups are free of charge so you have no excuse not to start recycling as of today.
Here’s how to divide your trash:
Blue bags: Plastic (i.e Water bottles, detergents, shampoo bottles, beverages…)
Black bags: Metal (i.e Tins, cans, metal caps…)
Pink: (or any other colur): Paper (i.e Newspapers, magazines, cardboard, boxes…)
If you wish to keep sending recyclable wastes to ARCENCIEL after #UberRECYCLE campaign ends, all you have to do is call 01/495561 ext 1413.
As I’ve stated in previous posts, we don’t need to wait for the government or Sukleen to start recycling and reducing waste and I’m glad to see some municipalities like Arssoun in Baabda Kaza already started doing that. We can put an end to this garbage crisis by sorting our own trash and contacting the tens of companies in Lebanon that recycle.
I’m sharing once again the list of companies that recycle in Lebanon:
Ziad Abi Chaker’s Cedar Environmental Initiative. You can read more about it [here] and contact him at the below numbers:
Office Phone: +961 1 389404
Mobile: +961 3 293222
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org(contact person Ziad Abichaker)
Address: Cedar Eco-Industrial Park, Abou Mizane, Bickfaya – Lebanon.
Here’s the full list that is being shared online: