Beirut Starts To Clear 300,000 Tons Of Trash From City Streets
Lebanon has started implementing a plan to remove eight months' worth of trash from Beirut's streets, but local activists don't know if it's enough.By Melissa Prax | March 20, 2016
Lebanon is finally getting rid of trash piles in Beirut — at least temporarily.
Beirut's streets have resembled a landfill for the past eight months after a nearby one filled to capacity and closed.
The temporary solution involves dumping trash into the same landfill that was shut down — at least for the next two months. The plan also calls for two other landfills to open in the next four years.