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Lebanon's trash is piling up on the streets — and that's not the only thing there that stinks

The mountains of garbage and the odor filling the air in Beirut have caused residents of Lebanon's capital city to vent their anger in an online campaign, "You Stink." The rubbish has been sitting uncollected along the streets of Beirut for more than a month because one of the city's largest landfills is full. Protests turned violent in the face of a heavy-handed government response.

Arts, Culture & Media

He calls it 'plastic fantastic' — beautiful artwork made out of discarded plastic (Video)

The materials needed to make art can be expensive, too expensive for some. But one artist in South Africa has found away to combine his artistic passion and his love of recycling. Mbongeni Buthelezi collects plastic bags from the streets around his Johannesburg studio and melts them to create a unique kind of art — he calls it "plastic fantastic."