Christmas tree in Beirut Airport is made of recycled materials

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BEIRUT: A Christmas tree at Beirut's Rafik Hariri International Airport was removed Tuesday after its strange decorations made of recycled material sparked confusion and even outrage on social media.
Earlier on Tuesday, the public relations office of Middle East Airlines defended the decorations, saying that the tree was erected as part of an environmental initiative related to recycling and environmental conservation.
“The tree is decorated with metal parts and aircraft parts. The aim is to support the environment,” a statement said, quoting chairman of MEA General Manager Mohammad Hout.
“The idea is not innovative, many countries around the world use [ Christmas trees] to raise awareness about a specific issue,” Hout said, adding that “In New York, a hospital used medical tools for the Christmas tree. [Our tree] is to raise awareness about environmental protection and to prevent logging and awareness on the recycling process.”
The statement concluded by issuing a “call on to keep Lebanon green and save your environment, and we wish you a Merry Christmas.”
However, MEA’s environmental concept was lost on scores who took to Twitter to expres their belief that the tree just looked ugly.
"Is this really a tree that should represent Lebanon in its international airport?" one disapproving person wrote. "We should have a tree that represents the real image of our country, not some disgusting looking one."
Another said that they thought it was "illogical to put a tree made out of garbage in a airport where foreigners arrive. When seeing it, they will feel disgusted."


Another stupid move!
 
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