A truck empties trash and a digger arranges the pile to prevent garbage from falling into Beirut river in Karantina, Monday, Sept. 21, 2015. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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Environment Minister Tarek Khatib said Friday that the ministry was working toward implementing a decentralized waste treatment plan, allowing local areas to choose a strategy they deem feasible.Khatib held the conference to personally present his ministry's new waste management plan, which also includes creating a composting facility near Costa Brava and developing two sorting plants near Beirut.Khatib said that he had asked Cabinet to publish the ministry's new, decentralized policy in the Official Gazette so that all Lebanese could access it.Speaking Thursday about the initial details given after the Cabinet session, CEO of Cedar Environment Ziad Abi Chaker told The Daily Star that the expansion of the Costa Brava site appeared to be reinforcing a centralized waste treatment plan that – he said – was doomed to fail.
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