The economic history of Libya

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Libya: Embargo costs $5 billion
By Deirdre Griswold, Workers World, 16 April 1998. Libya’s industry has lost more than $5 billion since 1992 as a result of the UN-imposed embargo. Factory assembly lines stopped for lack of supplies of raw materials, there are fewer locally made products, and Libyans have had to pay more for imported goods. London and Washington have led the embargo effort.
Economic Exploitation Of Household Waste
PANA, 11 October 1999. Libya is regarded as the only north African country to have initiated economic exploitation of household waste into organic fertiliser with the building of five waste recycling plants in the suburbs of Tripoli. Libya has encouraged the setting up of waste processing and recycling companies. Among the current companies are the Paper Processing and the Scrap Iron Processing Companies.