Waste in Egypt

  • Cleaning up the E-Waste Recycling Industry

    EGYPT, 2016/01/08 Upon opening a shipment of computers it had received through the International Children's Fund (ICF), a Ghanaian school discovered the equipment sent was 15 years old. Most of the computers needed replacement parts, parts that weren't available anymore. In the end, the school managed to get only a single computer working again. While the ICF had good intentions, a fake charity had handed it a container of what was meant to be workable secondhand material that was actually closer to its end of life--that is, entirely waste. That unfortunate Ghanaian school is only one victim in a long chain of corruption, theft and organized crime that stretches from Brussels to Cape Town.
  • Waste treatment and management results

    EGYPT, 2013/03/29 The final event of the CIUDAD GEDUM project of European communities drew to a close on Thursday in Setif, Algeria. A large number of representatives from local communities across the region took part in the closing seminar, discussing the complex issues connected with integrated and sustainable management of solid urban waste in Maghreb nations.