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Video. Watch: drive-through recycling in Beirut

Beirut motorists pull up to a drive-through counter, not for fast-food, but to exchange empty bottles and cardboard for cash, a novelty in a country long plagued by rubbish crises.

Beirut motorists pull up to a drive-through counter, not for fast-food, but to exchange empty bottles and cardboard for cash, a novelty in a country long plagued by rubbish crises.

Festering landfills often overflow in crisis-hit Lebanon, waste is burnt illegally at informal dump sites and rubbish floats off the coast in the Mediterranean Sea.

State-run recycling has largely fallen by the wayside in a nation that has been grappling with a three-year-long economic collapse.

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