Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Recycling & Co.

Ever since I moved out of my parents' and got my own place, I tried to be as green as possible in my house.... That's partly why the a/c never goes off even though I spend 14-16 hours outside of the house! (Bite me, it gets stuffy and the a/c is a piece of crap).


So ever since I got my own place, I've collected all the glass bottles that I've used (mainly a certain green kind and a few Russian long transparent ones too) for recycling. I know that here in Lebanon we don't recycle officially, although I think Sukleen separates the garbage it collects into organic and non-organic and later further separates the non-organic waste which I hope they recycle or something, but I have decided to do my part and let the system handle the rest. 

How you ask? Or you don't? I will share with you anyways! 

So you'll notice that along with the common green garbage containers that are found on every street (for some reason they're on the streets instead of being put on the pavement, robbing us from valuable parking spots sometimes) there are those larger round bins that are dedicated to recycling.

I always used to drive to the ones on the Sodeco Square corner but realized that there are a couple right next to where I live. So the last batch was pretty easy to get rid of! One thing I do NOT get though is why the hole is so small. As you can see from the pic below, the latest batch, as with all of them, is made up of numerous bottles. When I throw them in one by one, they tend to break (which I hope isn't a problem, because I'm not building a pulley based mechanism kamena to get rid of my garbage!!) and take forever. So they'd make our lives a lot easier if they make the hole bigger...


The point of this blog post was the following: we may not have separated garbage bins in our homes and outside our buildings, but if we put a little effort, we could do our part for the environment, by just separating the garbage ourselves and throwing them in their designated areas. Also, traction in this matter will force the system to give recycling more attention! 


  1. u anywaysed 3 times! shoooooooooooo
    موسوعة جينيس تناديكم
    in Jo we don`t recycle, modest attempts here and there (one at uni which -during my days- was severely abused! If u know what I mean)
    where we r staying momentarily, Glasgow, Scotland - recycling is pretty much evident! All the facilities r there , u need to act upon it and do yr role, simple!

    I learned that in some countries (Austria & Korea)the laws r even tighter than here in Glasgow and u end up paying a fortune if u r caught in the/an act!

    The whole recycling was 1 big sweet cultural shock to me :)

    I had one major attempt back in 2009, I collected all the plastic and paper for a month or so, neatly separated them and put them in bags and called / went to 2 nearby factories -medium sized- to drop them in (no allocated bins in the whole city!) but they simply laughed -literally- and didn`t take them, their reply was 1. we only take BIG bulks 2. stop building the 1st step to a Utopian city (not in so many words though, with a lot of F words included about living in this country)

    ANYWAYS, I`m done with tasmee3 sawti :)
    **Tarek goes to settings, clicks on the withhold comments option, blocks sheeshany and looks for a spot to park-in


    1. Au contraire!! I love that you always comment and are always reading my blog! Thanks for that!!

      Yeah it's sad that Amman, although a beautiful and such a clean green city, does not have any recycling schemes. It only makes sense.

      How'd you end up in Scotland?

    2. Pleasure to read indeed :)
      Seems you haven`t been around for a time, not-so-clean I`m afraid nowadays! :(
      Doing a PhD (I think!) at Glasgow Uni! 1 year down, 3 to go! (or less hopefully)

    3. Well it's sad that Jordan is doing so poorly... This whole region is on the brink.. .

      Good luck with the PhD! Keep reading!


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