Environment Minister Fady Jreissati on Thursday visited the Bi-Clean waste sorting facility in Bickfaya as part of his Metn tour, praising the remarkable work that said plant has been doing over the past few years.
Jreissati called on other municipalities to follow suit and opt for the same sorting concept, noting that the Article 80 of the government's waste plan clearly stipulates the decentralization of waste management.
Speaking following a guided tour along with Bickfaya's mayor Nicole Gemayel, the minister hailed the Bi-Clean plant as a source of pride, stressing that there’s no excuse for any municipality to claim not to be able to do the same.
“Despite facing several obstacles, the municipality of Bickfaya has been able to conduct waste sorting at source without having any government support,” he highlighted.
Bi-Clean is a waste sorting plant established in 2016 and which treats the garbage collected from the towns of Bickfaya, Mhaydse, Sekiat al-Misk and Bhersaf.