IQLIM AL-KHARROUB, Lebanon: After the 2015 trash crisis that drowned the country in garbage, some parts of Lebanon are still suffering from overflowing waste. (The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari)
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Lebanon's Environment Ministry does a good job dealing with the country's major environmental issues, a representative of the ministry said Wednesday, claiming that these issues stem mainly from Syrian refugees and Israel's 2006 bombing campaign.The waste problem has festered since, repeatedly spilling onto the country's streets – with the most recent iteration in 2015 .Based on data from the Environment Ministry and the United Nations Development Program, 941 open dumps have been recorded across the country as of 2017, including 617 municipal solid waste dumps.Following the report's publication, Environment Minister Tarek Khatib on Monday denied the existence of a trash crisis in Lebanon.
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