Lebanon cabinet approves plan to end trash crisis

An activist wears a mask during a protest denouncing Lebanon's stagnant political system, which has become the target of demonstrations following a trash crisis, in Beirut's Martyr's square, on September 9, 2015Lebanon’s cabinet on Wednesday approved a plan to end a trash crisis that sparked unprecedented protests targeting the country’s stagnant political class. After a marathon emergency session, as protesters once again took to the streets in Beirut, Agriculture Minister Akram Shehayeb said a deal had been reached. The plan incorporates a key demand of activists — the decentralisation of waste management, with municipalities receiving funds to manage the issue locally.

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