Israeli blockade hinders Gaza waste management

Given Gaza’s other challenges, such as poverty and conflict with Israel, recycling has not been a priority.

    For years, an informal recycling industry inside Gaza has accounted for at least some of the huge amount of plastic waste generated by the strip’s more than two million residents.

    But in recent years, due to both the Israeli blockade and a lack of proper waste management, it has been in decline.

    Environmental experts say the consequences could be long-term and damaging.

    Al Jazeera's Harry Fawcett reports.


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