Workers employed by local non governmental organisations (NGO) pack garbage near a forest in the town of Ain Saadeh north east of the Lebanese capital, Beirut, on January 8, 2016. AFP PHOTO / PATRICK BAZ
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The government has said there is currently no other solution, vowing that exportation will only be carried out for 18 months until a permanent solution is found.Hajj Hasan criticized everyone from ministers, MPs and citizens for being a part of the environmental crisis, voicing his annoyance over the refusal to establish a new landfills in the country that would have managed regional waste, instead of seeing trash spread out in several towns and villages.Environment Minister Mohammad Machnouk on Monday filed a request with Lebanese Customs to ban the importation of incinerators over environmental concerns.Lebanon is expected to finalize its trash export contracts with two waste-to-energy companies by Thursday, the Council for Development and Reconstruction said Monday, while municipalities still wait to receive urgently needed revenue back pay to manage its own waste.
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