Human Face of the Garbage Industry
In the centre
of Cairo, at the foot of the Mokattam, live the garbage
collectors, called ‘zabbaleen’ in Arabic. This unique community
has created the world’s most efficient re-cycling industry, in
fact, more than 90% of the total collected garbage is recycled.
for the Protection of the Environment” (APE) is working to
improve their living conditions and, in the words of UNESCO, to restitute some of their human
dignity. The magnificent
achievement of this unique community and the works of the APE
have attracted the attention of the international community. The
attention has turned into acknowledgment and the acknowledgment
into numerous international awards.
We need your
help in order for the APE to continue its pioneering work
with this unique community.