Lebanon Glass Recovery (LGRP) Project is an industry-wide project to collect, destroy and recycle empty spirits and water glass bottles, consumed across Lebanon. Led by Development Inc., the project has received the endorsement of the Ministry of Tourism, the Ministry of Environment, the Syndicate of Owners of Restaurants, Bars, Night Clubs and Pastries and the Partnership of the alcoholic beverages Distributors, Diageo, Fattal, Est. Antoine Massoud (EAM), G.Bocti SAL and Sohat.
The project reflects the alcohol and water bottle industries' deep commitment to the environment by minimizing quantities of their packaging waste at landfills.
Development Inc. team members had a pioneering role in launching the reverse vending technology in Lebanon since 2012 in partnership with Nestle Waters and Spinneys. Development Inc. team members have worked closely with the European Neighbourhood Instrument (ENI) leading a cross border consortium project “Green Mediterranean Initiative” (GMI) in 6 countries. As part of this project, 200 RVM machines were placed in the cities of Barcelona, Cagliari, Alexandria, Tunis, Marseille and Beirut. Overall, more than 8 million bottles and cans were recycled to date via the RVM project.
Development Inc. works closely in managing the RVM project in Lebanon, and assists as an expert consultant with the Ministry of Environment in Lebanon and other stakeholders to initiate reverse vending technology on a much wider scale on a national level.
Lebanon Bottle Recovery (LBRP) is an industry-wide platform to collect, and recycle empty beverage containers, consumed across Lebanon. Led by Development Inc. and Nestle Waters, and with the participation of the same players as in LGRP project, additional stakeholders supported the LBRP project, such as Nestle Foods, American University in Beirut, Municipality of Tripoli , AUBNI and Spinneys.
In 2019, over 600 tons of plastics, glass, metals, and other recyclable waste were diverted from landfills through the Lebanon Bottle Recovery Project.
Diversity, unique conditions and lifestyle in the city of Beirut require innovative and tailored solutions to waste management for each of the neighbourhoods. Ras Beirut Betfroz (RBB) project is a one of a kind initiative in Lebanon which provides door-to-door collection of recyclables from residents of the area, serving more than 1,400 apartments. The residents of Ras Beirut area are provided with a recycling training and motivation, stimulating them to segregate and dispose waste in the required way. This is accompanied by a convenient and timely waste off-take service to make RBB project one of the extra successful projects in the capital of Lebanon.
Development Inc. team coordinates the initiative to maintain the project momentum and is working on expansion plans. All operations are performed in a safe, controlled and documented manner. A list of scheduled reports is generated to monitor and maintain a high service quality and performance, including a monthly summary of works executed presented to the project partners and sponsors.
Development Inc. has manufactured over 200 bins made out of ROGP recycled composite , that were placed in top bars, pubs, restaurants and hotels.
These unique one-way bins are safely locked and are used to collect empty spirit bottles collected from these locations. The extra sturdy bins come with a warranty of 10 years.
The product comes in various practical and aesthetic designs, colors and finishing for public, commercial and private use.
As part of the prestigious MEDS conference, Development Inc. worked closely with a diverse team consisting of 2 master architects and a team of 12 architects coming from 10 different countries, spreading on 4 continents. Development Inc. manufactured construction boards made using our patented ROGP recycling technology, conducted precision cutting and detailing and has provided a special treatment and finishing for marine structures. The ROGP material was used to build the frame for the floating barge.