Egypt Launches a New E-Waste Management Program to Boost its Recycling Efforts

Egypt is considered to be the third most populated country in Africa, and one of Africa’s highest GDPs, with an e-waste generation that’s considered one of the highest in the continent compared to the number of formal recyclers. Thankfully, Egypt’s government has stepped up with a new e-waste management program to boost its recycling efforts.

In a meeting that took place recently between Egyptian Minister of Environment Yasmine Fouad, and Minister of Communications and Information Technology Amr Talaat where Fouad explained that it was necessary to organize a plan to facilitate the collecting of waste in preparation for it to enter the recycling factories.

Seven recycling factories have already been opened, and work is currently underway to launch five others to help raise the efficiency of the waste management system and most importantly to provide a safe and healthy environment that’s free from disease and pollution.

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