Lebanon's “solar revolution" is anything but. It is unfolding not as a collective action, but as a hyper-individualized, privatized free-for-all shopping spree, leaving behind all those who cannot afford it and creating a looming waste crisis.

Despite the recyclability of the modules, the process in which materials are separated can be tedious and requires advanced machinery.

It’s not a matter of if the solar panels can be recycled or not, the facts imply that Lebanon, like many third world countries, has no interest or not enough awareness to recycle panels. Lebanon lacks a proper recycling policy. It seems to me, from what I’ve read, that the only reason Lebanese citizens are investing in private, renewable energy is its affordability and abundance compared to other means. But once their economic crisis is resolved, most of them surely will go back to the old ways.

BTW, that link was informative, thanks. Do you have anything similar regarding the batteries and inverters?


Why should anyone go back to the old ways if they’re making you depend on some other country? Renewables make any country independent forever, it’s not something temporary. It’s like current Ukraine Russia war, you can decide stop buying gas all together without waiting for the war to end. Oil and gas will disappear one day, we consume them faster than nature can produce them, that’s a clear fact. So Lebanon should just start new businesses to recycle those panels, it’s about new jobs! And not that dirty, it’s not rubbish. Regarding the link it was suggested from youchat on you.com, you can try yourself, it’s a new way to search the web

Green - An environmentalist community
Create a post

This is the place to discuss environmentalism, preservation, direct action and anything related to it!


1- Remember the human

2- Link posts should come from a reputable source

3- All opinions are allowed but discussion must be in good faith

Related communities:

Chat rooms:

  • 0 users online
  • 1 user / day
  • 5 users / week
  • 27 users / month
  • 118 users / 6 months
  • 19 subscribers
  • 486 Posts
  • Modlog