Hadife is co-founder of CARACTERE, an event management company renowned for its exquisite conceptual themes and set designs. After a fruitful career path and numerous projects handled across Lebanon, the GCC and Europe, Hadife expanded his passion into furniture and industrial design. If we were to take an aerial picture of Lebanon, we would probably break the world record for the highest amount of trash ever to be seen of the streets of a country. We have truly become some kind of ‘open air dumpster’ and this is surely not an image that would attract tourists to visit our country. In order to attend to the growing trash crisis that has become overwhelming to the point of exhaustion, I think the best solution would be for every area/region to take control over its own waste. However, such decentralisation is nearly impossible to achieve in Lebanon at this stage because it requires a substantial change of mindset that the Lebanese are not ready to undertake at this point and that would require a long period of time to be achieved. But at the end of the day, our population, which has been dormant for a long while now, has awaken and maybe this incident would serve as a kind of wakeup call that would stir the public into taking action.