Trash City To Recycling City
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
ThWallace in Green-Related, Science & Technology

"You can't copy paste systems that work in the (global) north, into the (global) south. "

For generations, the Zabaleen people have hauled away Cairo's refuse and lived on the fringes of society. But thanks to an enterprising recycling school, the poor and mostly illiterate inhabitants of "Trash City" are receiving education and job training for the first time. Fred de Sam Lazaro reports from Egypt.


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