Christopher Arida is a civil and environmental engineer, graduate of Notre Dame University (NDU) in Lebanon. In 2017, He helped in establishing the Air and Waste Management Association (AWMA) student chapter at NDU and served as a treasurer and vice president in years 2017 and 2018 respectively.
Arida has published different research papers, one of which is "Applicability of the RDF Method in Developing Countries: The Case of Beirut" at the Air and Waste Management Association 111th Annual Conference and Exhibition in Hartford, Connecticut. The paper was regarded as a huge reference for developing countries that want to introduce the Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) in cement kilns.
Arida's experience and passion to solve waste management problems in Lebanon and the MENA region led him to starting up RESECO in 2019. "We want to give all people around the world access to innovative technologies that help protect the environment. We will start by targeting cities in Lebanon which lack access to recycling and expand from there to the MENA region", Arida says.