The Lebanese divers plunge below the surface, scuba tanks on their backs and nets in hand. But what they’re looking for under the ocean surface is not treasure, it’s trash.
Boxes of glass bottles are seen at a waste treatment plant in the area of Monteverde east of Beirut on October 27, 2017. (AFP)
No ‘plan for the future’
The group is conducting a clean-up below the waves, one of many initiatives emerging from Lebanon's civil society and private sector in response to the government's failure to address a long-running garbage crisis. (AFP)
Smelly seaside trash mountain
Workers are seen at a waste treatment plant in the area of Monteverde east of Beirut. (AFP)