The project “Solid waste management and community engagement in Blat-Byblos, Lebanon” pioneered by the Faculty of Applied Sciences at AUT with the German foundation, Robert Bosh Stiftung, has been approved and work on its implementation is to begin very soon. The project, “Solid waste management and community engagement in Blat-Byblos, Lebanon” is a community-based project, implemented by the American University of Technology (AUT) in partnership with Blat Municipality. It addresses all elements of solid waste management, from waste generation to final disposal, in addition to community-level activities that constitute the main part of the project. Community activities comprise awareness campaigns, prizes competition , technical training, capacity building, local community involvement and locally developed innovative solid waste solutions.
The project is online at https://www.bosch-stiftung.de/en/project/support-program-conflict-climate-change-and-environment-middle-east/aut. A joint committee between AUT and Blat Municipal Council will start work on implementation