Export is solution to garbage crisis: Geagea

July 31, 2015 (REFERRING TO THE NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY – LEBANON) Head of the Lebanese Forces, Samir Geagea, said in a statement on Friday that the sole serious solution to the garbage crisis is exporting it abroad, which would cost almost the same as Sukleen’s operation of gathering and land-filling the trash in Lebanon.

He voiced his surprise at how officials were not seriously studying this option.

“I am astonished at the insistence of some on solutions that harm the environment, such as land-filling garbage at heights that exceed a 1000 meters above sea level, which compromises the underground water.”