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Egypt: The question of the environment

On the occasion of World Environment Day (WED), Daily New Egypt examines the status of environmental rights in Egypt, the main environmental challenges, and the government’s strategies regarding the environment.

Sarah El Masry

Tourism in the news: € 1.8m grant given to Egypt’s Hotels Chamber to support environmental management systems program

Egypt’s Hotels Chamber recently received a €1.8m grant from the European Union as part of the latter’s pledge to fund its Environmental Management Systems and Sustainable Tourism Program for hotel facilities and resorts in the Mediterranean Sea basin. Hala Khatib, general secretary of the Hotels Chamber, said the grant will be used to train workers …

Daily News Egypt

FJP inks international deals for erecting six new waste-recycling factories

By Mostafa Salah The Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) concluded an agreement with a number of investors from Turkey and Sweden to establish garbage recycling factories in Alexandria. The project costs are an estimated $50 million. Member of FJP’s Supreme Council Saber Abou El-Fotouh said that prominent businessman Hassan Malek reached the agreement with the …

Daily News Egypt

Information Technology specialists demand that the government pay attention to management of electronic waste (AFP Photo)

IT specialists call on government to address ‘electronic waste management’

By Mohamed Fawzy Specialists have confirmed the current timing proposing a technical report on the Electronics Waste Management Administrationis appropriate, saying that the proposal should be included in a comprehensive plan addressing all issues related to electronics recycling. Sources estimated that 500 thousand computers and accessories including calculators, printers and scanners, need to be recycled …

Daily News Egypt

Participatory learning in Abu Sir

Changing rural Egypt with a smelly bucket

Piles of straw, buckets of water, pitchforks of manure and more where stacked on top of each other to build a large compost heap. Galabeya’s and Uggs intermingled without prejudice in this Composting Workshop hosted by Nawaya – sowing the seed of true sustainability.

Adel Heine

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