The image on the right shows sandbags in 1975, the year that Lebanon’s Civil War broke out. On the left, the same scene, only with rubbish sacks.
Time-bomb – Al-Joumhouria newspaper
Cartoon depicting a rubbish bag with a lit fuse as a bomb ready to go off.
“The solution lies in sorting rubbish” – Al-Joumhouria
Green bin: “Political waste”; Yellow: “Terrorist waste”; Red: “Sectarian waste”
Woman: “You didn’t tell me where you live… ”
Man-sized rat: “Under your house, in the trash pile”
Twitter users have also used images to react to the crisis, including reversioning the national flag by replacing the traditional cedar tree with a pile of waste…
… a green refuse sack…
… and a giant nose