Every year, an estimated 200,000 tons of plastic are dumped in Lebanon. A fact that caught the eye of sustainable architect Marwan Sfeir. His concept Easy Wall is about assembling colorful, plastic cubes made out of recycled bottles which can be used in interior design.
SwitchMed gave the project a grant which will also help Marwan Sfeir find other potential funding sources. The team aims to launch its own factory by the second year of operation and to employ 15 people.
The SwitchMed sustainable consumption and production programme aims to promote a switch by the Mediterranean economies towards sustainable consumption and production patterns and green economy, including low-emission development, through demonstration and dissemination of methods that improve resource and energy efficiency. It also seeks to minimise the environmental impacts associated with the life cycle of products and services and, where possible, to promote renewable energy.