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Lebanon: No Action to Enforce New Waste Law

Expand Signs of burning at the al-Qantara dump, including soot from recent burns and ash deposits, October 11, 2018, Qantara, Lebanon.  © 2018 Lama Fakih for Human Rights Watch (Beirut) – Lebanese municipalities are endangering the health of residents by openly burning waste despite the passage of a national solid waste management law banning the practice, Human Rights Watch said today. Following decades of mismanagement of solid waste, Lebanon’s parliament passed the law on September 24, 2018, during the first parliamentary session since elections in May. Municipalities are flouting the law,…

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