Garbage burns at the dump in Sidon, Monday, Dec. 3, 2012. (The Daily Star / Mohammed Zaatari)
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The inaction of authorities on the widespread open-air burning of waste across Lebanon is seriously threatening the health of the country's residents, according to a Human Rights Watch report released Friday.The HRW report notes that Lebanon has not had a solid waste plan since the 1990s.The report cites an American University of Beirut study that found that although 77 percent of the country's waste ends up being landfilled or dumped, a mere 10 to 12 percent of Lebanon's waste is not able be composted or recycled.
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