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Environment Minister says three ecological landfills are enough to save villages from burning trash

NNA – Environment Minister Mohammad Mashnouk pointed out that if three ecological landfills are established on the Lebanese territories, villages would not be in need to burn the trash.

Mashnouk’s words came on Wednesday at Movenpick hotel during the opening of a discussion panel regarding the management of hazardous wastes in the industrial sector under his auspices.

The panel included a presentation of the Environment ministry study regarding the management of hazardous waste in Lebanon, a presentation to the legal framework in that context, discussion of the national experiences and the future steps that should be taken.

The minister stressed that “the Environment Ministry’s keenness on the national industry is completed through its keenness on the national natural resources.”

Mashnouk underscored that any negligence to the national industry would deprive it from its characteristics and gradually make it dwindle, adding that this would be of negative impact on Lebanon’s economy and environment.

The minister stressed the need to spread awareness to limit the pollution as well as urging the public to play their role in that context.

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