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Young Gazan produces diesel, gasoline from plastic waste

Amid increasing fuel prices in the Gaza Strip, a citizen and his brothers from the city of Beit Hanoun managed to produce diesel and gasoline from plastic waste.
A Palestinian youth collects plastic and iron from a landfill in Beit Lahia, northern Gaza Strip, Jan. 17, 2022.

Amid a hike in fuel prices plaguing the Gaza Strip, Anas al-Kafarneh, 33, who hails from the city of Beit Hanoun in northern Gaza, managed, along with his brothers, to produce diesel and gasoline by burning plastic waste using primitive equipment and devices.

Plastic waste is a strategic material in Gaza, as it is used in many important industries. Youngsters and children are seen searching among piles of waste at waste collection stations across the besieged enclave for plastic pieces in order to sell them to presses that would clean, shred and then sell them to factories for use in different industries.

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