Launch February 15, 2020
Submission Deadline: Aug 18th 2020
Public Voting begins: Sep 15th 2020
Public Voting ends: Oct 10th 2020
Result Announcement: Oct 22nd 2020
As the world urbanizes, the challenge to manage waste becomes more acute, as more people means more garbage. While large cities are struggling with their waste management strategies, people of Manshiyat Naser are mastering the ‘resist throwaway culture’. The Zabaleen -a derogatory term for garbage pickers, collects waste from the Egyptian capital, Cairo and carry it back to the neighborhood. It is remarkable to see that the Zabaleen recycles almost 90% of the collected garbage.
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