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Waste Management Perspectives for Egypt

Waste Management Perspectives for Egypt | Recycling News Channel | |
Egypt occupies 7th position in the list of countries with the most mismanaged plastic waste, according to a recent report published in Science magazine. The report was based on data collected in 20...
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Great article, focusing strongly on the Zabbaleen and their incredible recycling system. 

"Believing the zabbaleen's system to be backwards and unhygienic, in 2003, the government sold contracts to three multinational companies (and one local company) to collect Cairo's waste, pushing the zabbaleen out of the system. "

The result of this action and the backtracking of the government (who now officially employ the Zabbaleen) is a perfect example of how effective localised door-to-door waste collection can be.

If you're interested in learning more, why not listen to our podcast episode with Mal Williams on his trip to visit the Zabbaleen community in Cairo.

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Enzo Favoino (Zero Waste Europe) "The role of biowaste treatment in zero-waste concept" - YouTube

Guest lecture in University of Life Science (Tartu Estonia) Enzo Favoino is a technical expert and researcher in the Scuola Agraria del Parco di Monza, with ...
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Excellent and comprehensive presentation by Enzo Favoino, Chair of the Scientific Committee of Zero Waste Europe, sharing with us both the global vision of organics waste management, and a focus on the local practice.

Essential viewing!

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