A Lebanese woman covers her nose from the smell as she walks on a street partly blocked by piles of garbage in Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, July 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
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South Lebanon mayors agreed Monday on a plan to establish two recycling plants and two temporary landfills, state media said.The mayors developed the plan during a meeting Monday organized by the Amal Movement and Hezbollah to discuss the trash crisis. Amal Movement official Bassam Tlais said that plans on finding solutions to the trash crisis in Beirut's southern suburbs, south Lebanon and the Baalbek-Hermel districts in the northern Bekaa Valley are underway, in reference to Lebanon's majority-Shiite areas, where Amal and Hezbollah are popular. The Naameh landfill closed in July after more than 17 years of operation, sparking the trash crisis in Lebanon.
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