'Costing the livelihood of thousands of fishermen in the Mediterranean'

With Lebanon paralysed by economic collapse, Bahr Bala Plastic is attempting to remedy its waste management crisis.

Fisherman Idriss Atris clearly remembers his childhood on the shores of Saint Simon, a coastal town south of Beirut, where he caught mussels, clams and sardines a few metres away from his family home. Nowadays, only a few dead fish lie amongst the trash on the sandy beach, unable to survive amidst chemical and plastic pollution.

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