Recycling In Egypt

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Technical Lecture
08 December 2012 13:30 - 08 January 2013 15:00
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Municipal solid waste (MSW) is considered one of the major environmental problems all over the world. Solid waste in Egypt can be classified into industrial solid waste (25-30 million tons/year), agricultural solid waste (20-25 million tons/year) and municipal solid waste (15-20 million tons/year). Municipal solid waste consists of hazardous and non-hazardous waste. It is a fact that solid waste composition differs from one governorate to another according to their culture and socioeconomic level.

However, solving the problem in Egypt is challenging because of two factors: the low socioeconomic level of the majority of the population and their lack of awareness of the problem size.


Dr Haggar has been a visiting professor at Washington State University and at University of Idaho, U.S.A. He is presently the professor of Energy and Sustainable Development and chair of Mechanical Engineering Department at the American University in Cairo.


Conference and Visitor Center - Room P019
American University in Cairo
New Campus

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Amal Esawi
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Alternative contact Mohamed Hafez

Cairo, Egypt
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