Lebanon Ranked 3rd Worldwide in Pollution Index

beirut garbage

It’s good to know that all the effort we have been putting over the past year in piling up the garbage on our streets and then disposing them in the most unhealthy landfills has finally paid off! According to Numbeo Lebanon is now ranked 3rd worldwide in their pollution index right behind Afghanistan and Ghana.

And it isn’t like we have been trailing way back in the previous years, back in 2013 we were ranked just 13th but we eventually did some serious work and almost made our way to the top.

pollution index

photo via Al Jazeera


I didn’t notice this when I first shared the chart, but it’s worth noting that the figures are based on the perception of Numbeo website visitors and therefore the ranking is unreliable. Mustapha wrote about the whole thing on his blog and I recommend you check it out.

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One Response to Lebanon Ranked 3rd Worldwide in Pollution Index

  1. Menaribo September 5, 2016 at 6:34 pm #

    It’s an inaccurate index.
    If you read the “About This Index”, you notice that the data collected is by online surveys based on the people’s perception of their country.

    So, Lebanese themselves are voting their country as a dirty one.

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