Environment Minister Fadi Jreissati attends a Cabinet session at the presidential palace in Baabda, Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019. (The Daily Star/Mohamad Azakir)
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In a televised news conference, Jreissati reiterated that tackling Lebanon's waste crisis begins by sorting garbage at home, urging citizens to continue helping in this regard.Many social media users claiming to have been sorting garbage at home criticized Jreissati's comments and his approach to the matter.Jreissati has said that only 6 percent of the country's garbage is sorted at present, a figure he hopes to raise to 22 percent in the next 10 years.Under the August decree, municipalities must supply three different-colored bins: gray for organic waste, red for recyclables and green for refuse.
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