In this Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016 photo, Syrian refugee Haela Kalawi, 31, poses for a photograph at her workplace, Recycle Beirut, in Ouzai, a poor neighborhood in the Lebanese capital of Beirut. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
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Environment Minister Tarek Khatib Monday called on local environmental associations to nominate a representative to serve on a committee overseeing the ministry's new solid waste plan, endorsed by Cabinet last Thursday. The commission is set to be formed of representatives from seven public bodies as well as from the Socioeconomic Council, the Association of Lebanese Industrialists, the Order of Engineers, the academic community and environmental NGOs. Khatib gave NGOs a week to submit their proposed candidate.A statement from the Waste Management Coalition to The Daily Star said that the composition of Khatib's body, which it said consisted of four people from the private sector, one from civil society and one academic, raised serious questions about the body's legitimacy.
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