'Green hajj' slowly takes root in Mecca

AFPTV

Thousands of cleaners are busy separating plastic from other rubbish as more than two million Muslims wrap up the pilgrimage to Mecca that presents a huge environmental challenge for Saudi Arabia. The Mamuniya camp in Mina near the holy city is dotted with colour-coded barrels -- black for organic waste and blue for cans and plastics for recycling.