Jamal Itani speaks in Beirut, Monday, Jan. 23, 2017. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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Beirut Mayor Jamal Itani Tuesday attempted to make the case for establishing a waste-to-energy plant in the city as an alternative to disposing of garbage in landfills, during a presentation at Beirut Arab University.Itani screened a video presenting Switzerland's waste-to-energy plants as an example of a potential solution to Lebanon's long standing waste crisis. Fifty-three percent of waste in Beirut is organic, which can be composted, he said, and roughly 35 percent is recyclable.
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