On 4 August 2020, a large amount of ammonium nitrate stored at the port of the city of Beirut, the capital of Lebanon, exploded, causing at least 203 deaths, 6,500 injuries, and US$15 billion in property damages, and leaving an estimated 300,000 people homeless. Read more
After the tragic blast, in addition to at least 204 deaths and 6,500 injuries, more than 10000 buildings where damaged and around 5,000 tons of glasses were all over the city due to the explosion.
Clean up & Recycling Efforts
Volunteers, non-governmental groups and entrepreneurs have tried to salvage at least part of the tones of glass that littered the streets, some of it through recycling at Wissam Hammoud's family's glass factory. Read more
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