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On a corner in Beirut's Hamra area sits a tiny treasure trove of local and eco-conscious goods.For Kehdy, the concept of zero-waste and eco-conscious production in Lebanon is something that was embedded in its culture not so long ago, but has been erased in the modern, capitalist era.Kehdy, a prominent face in Lebanon's environmental movement, has long been a proponent of a zero-waste lifestyle, cutting down on unnecessary and wasteful packaging and refusing single-use plastic items in her personal life.Through Recycle Lebanon's "Bala Plastic" ("Without Plastic") movement, which among other things advocates for restaurants to abandon single-use plastic and organizes beach cleanups, she has encouraged others to do the same.To celebrate the opening day, local artist and environmentalist Charbel Aoun brought in several boxes of plants and cuttings of various trees offered for free in a tribute to Lebanon's natural fauna.
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