Zoom In: Live Love Recycle, Connecting Recycling Stakeholders

We received support to build a marketplace web-based app, which facilitates the recycling process between sellers and buyers of recyclables.

What They Do:

Live Love Recycle is a recycling platform that connects all the stakeholders of the recycling process together. They have seen continuous growth in the last 2 years in Lebanon and have built an elaborate network to continue expanding nationally and internationally.

Startup Experience:

“The years 2020 & 2021 have been a struggle without a doubt. The pandemic, the economic crisis, the power cuts, and the Beirut Blast have put a massive strain on us financially and mentally. These events have put a halt on our growth for some time, however, we continued to push forward and moved past our challenges by sticking to our vision and goals and continuing to do what we do.

The economic crisis and the Beirut Blast have brought along a lot of national and international aid to help us rebuild. We’ve been in contact with these organizations ever since. Fortunately, thanks to a passionate team of individuals, we overcame these big challenges by partnering up with amazing initiatives, NGOs and businesses that allowed us to rebuild from scratch. We have acquired a sorting warehouse for our recyclables and machinery that aid the recycling process. We’ve also been able to get a van to help our services keep functioning smoothly.

We applied to the USAID DAWEER Clearinghouse program to seek out the guidance and help of its team, since the program has championed young startups in challenging times, allowing them to grow and scale accordingly. We received support to build a marketplace web-based app, which facilitates the recycling process between sellers and buyers of recyclables

By the end of the program, we hope to get selected for the second phase and receive a grant up to $40,000, which will give us a massive push forward enabling us to continue our progress and enhance the waste management industry as a whole.”

About DAWERR

DAWERR: Diverting Waste By Encouraging Reuse And Recycling is a five-year activity funded by USAID that aims to improve the social, environmental, and economic well-being of Lebanese citizens by establishing sustainable solid waste recovery and diversion programs in collaboration with municipalities throughout rural areas in Lebanon.

DAWERR is implemented by ECODIT in partnership with Berytech, Compost Baladi, ECODIT Liban and ELARD.

Maria Chahine

Maria Chahine

Maria joined Berytech in May 2020 and is currently a Communication & Outreach Officer. She coordinates department activities, manages information, and facilitates internal operations within the Department of Communication and Outreach.

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