Review: Egypt Waste and Recycling Expo 2015

Last week I visited Egypt Waste & Recycling Expo, it was organised by the Egyptian ministry of environment and other public entities, and it was held for three consecutive days. It was interesting to see how the government presented the whole recycling scene, especially that people here roll their eyes whenever the word recycling and Egypt are said in the same sentence. Of course, it is not a common practice here, but we do have a lot of recycling industries. I was told over and over whenever the conversation arises that we don’t recycle in Egypt, but always argued, simply because there is a lot of cash in trash, and trash is something we have in abundance! A treasure, really.

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