Difference between revisions of "Integrated Community Based Solid Waste Management project"
 
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|ItemValue=from ending poverty, providing decent work, to combating climate change. It also relates to several important objectives proposed by the New Urban Agenda. Indeed, the jury feels that the combination of strong community involvement, the uplifting of a marginalized community, the differentiated roles between public, private and community sectors and the embracing of informality are truly exemplary in meeting one of the biggest challenges facing many cities around the world – how to deal with and manage waste.
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|ItemSummary=For the first time in Egypt, an Integrated Solid Waste Management Strategy has been elaborated, approved by the Government (Qalyubeya Governorate) and applied for implementing concrete measures. As Khosoos city is one of the centers for recycling of valuable material from waste by informal workers (Zabaleen), they play a core role in this strategy. Several initiatives took place: Zabaleen, created companies and collect waste on behalf of the District; Informal workers recollect with motorized tricycles in the narrow streets and bring it to a newly constructed transfer station; Zabaleen work on an Integrated Recycling Resource Center (IRRC), separating recyclables and Refused Driven Fuel (RDF) used by the cement industry. An additional initiative is doing the same but manually and got a contract with fixed prices from the industry. Complementary awareness campaigns have been implemented and access to health care
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  Abstract   
 
For the first time in Egypt, an Integrated Solid Waste Management Strategy has been elaborated, approved by the Government (Qalyubeya Governorate) and applied for implementing concrete measures. As Khosoos city is one of the centers for recycling of valuable material from waste by informal workers (Zabaleen), they play a core role in this strategy. Several initiatives took place: Zabaleen, created companies and  collect waste on behalf of the District; Informal workers recollect with motorized tricycles in the narrow streets and bring it to a newly constructed transfer station; Zabaleen work on an Integrated Recycling Resource Center (IRRC), separating recyclables and Refused Driven Fuel (RDF) used by the cement industry. An additional initiative is doing the same but manually and got a contract with fixed prices from the industry. Complementary awareness campaigns have been implemented and access to health care  
 
For the first time in Egypt, an Integrated Solid Waste Management Strategy has been elaborated, approved by the Government (Qalyubeya Governorate) and applied for implementing concrete measures. As Khosoos city is one of the centers for recycling of valuable material from waste by informal workers (Zabaleen), they play a core role in this strategy. Several initiatives took place: Zabaleen, created companies and  collect waste on behalf of the District; Informal workers recollect with motorized tricycles in the narrow streets and bring it to a newly constructed transfer station; Zabaleen work on an Integrated Recycling Resource Center (IRRC), separating recyclables and Refused Driven Fuel (RDF) used by the cement industry. An additional initiative is doing the same but manually and got a contract with fixed prices from the industry. Complementary awareness campaigns have been implemented and access to health care  
 
significantly increased.
 
significantly increased.
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   Background Information   
 
   Background Information   
 
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The initiative was based on an integrated approach. After sorting the recyclables mostly in the backyards still a considerable amount of waste is dumped on empty lots within the living areas or beside streets and rivers, creating significant risks for the health of the inhabitants and for the environment. The narrow streets between the housing blocks and the lack of adequate recollection equipment of the Government didn’t allow its evacuation during long periods. Taking this into consideration, the informal waste collectors neglected by the official system and their efforts unrecognized. By foramlising this group, now 80 percent of the collection in the city is undertaken by them through formal contracts with the city council. There is also a “poor of the poor” group among the informal waste collectors who suffer most from the lack of financial and technical capacities to improve their working and living conditions. Small informal waste collectors are subcontracted by major contractors and owners of private companies to collect waste from households, commercial units and or public markets and are paid humbly. They are collecting waste mostly manually or using donkey carts. Separation of waste is mainly done in the backyards and within the workers’ direct living environment. The initiative aimed at enhancing the waste collection system in the city, while improving the livelihoods of these groups and making them an integral part of the waste management  
 
The initiative was based on an integrated approach. After sorting the recyclables mostly in the backyards still a considerable amount of waste is dumped on empty lots within the living areas or beside streets and rivers, creating significant risks for the health of the inhabitants and for the environment. The narrow streets between the housing blocks and the lack of adequate recollection equipment of the Government didn’t allow its evacuation during long periods. Taking this into consideration, the informal waste collectors neglected by the official system and their efforts unrecognized. By foramlising this group, now 80 percent of the collection in the city is undertaken by them through formal contracts with the city council. There is also a “poor of the poor” group among the informal waste collectors who suffer most from the lack of financial and technical capacities to improve their working and living conditions. Small informal waste collectors are subcontracted by major contractors and owners of private companies to collect waste from households, commercial units and or public markets and are paid humbly. They are collecting waste mostly manually or using donkey carts. Separation of waste is mainly done in the backyards and within the workers’ direct living environment. The initiative aimed at enhancing the waste collection system in the city, while improving the livelihoods of these groups and making them an integral part of the waste management  
 
system. These efforts were supported by investing in sustainable waste management structures “transfer station”. Awareness was a corner stone to the success of the system and it relied heavily on schools. The project worked with a total of eight schools in both cities. Environmental guardian groups were established in schools from students to advocate participation in environmental related activities especially issues related to waste. Capacity building seminars and workshops were conducted for both students and teachers to instruct them on simple paper recycling techniques. Activities focused on employing art to deliver environmental messages and students’ creativity was unleashed with the support of specialised artists.
 
system. These efforts were supported by investing in sustainable waste management structures “transfer station”. Awareness was a corner stone to the success of the system and it relied heavily on schools. The project worked with a total of eight schools in both cities. Environmental guardian groups were established in schools from students to advocate participation in environmental related activities especially issues related to waste. Capacity building seminars and workshops were conducted for both students and teachers to instruct them on simple paper recycling techniques. Activities focused on employing art to deliver environmental messages and students’ creativity was unleashed with the support of specialised artists.
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== Abstract ==  
 
== Abstract ==  
 
:For the first time in Egypt, an Integrated Solid Waste Management Strategy has been elaborated, approved by the Government (Qalyubeya Governorate) and applied for implementing concrete measures. As Khosoos city is one of the centers for recycling of valuable material from waste by informal workers (Zabaleen), they play a core role in this strategy. Several initiatives took place: Zabaleen, created companies and  collect waste on behalf of the District; Informal workers recollect with motorized tricycles in the narrow streets and bring it to a newly constructed transfer station; Zabaleen work on an Integrated Recycling Resource Center (IRRC), separating recyclables and Refused Driven Fuel (RDF) used by the cement industry. An additional initiative is doing the same but manually and got a contract with fixed prices from the industry. Complementary awareness campaigns have been implemented and access to health care  
 
:For the first time in Egypt, an Integrated Solid Waste Management Strategy has been elaborated, approved by the Government (Qalyubeya Governorate) and applied for implementing concrete measures. As Khosoos city is one of the centers for recycling of valuable material from waste by informal workers (Zabaleen), they play a core role in this strategy. Several initiatives took place: Zabaleen, created companies and  collect waste on behalf of the District; Informal workers recollect with motorized tricycles in the narrow streets and bring it to a newly constructed transfer station; Zabaleen work on an Integrated Recycling Resource Center (IRRC), separating recyclables and Refused Driven Fuel (RDF) used by the cement industry. An additional initiative is doing the same but manually and got a contract with fixed prices from the industry. Complementary awareness campaigns have been implemented and access to health care  
 
:significantly increased.
 
:significantly increased.
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== Background Information ==  
 
== Background Information ==  
 
:The measures are in accordance with the:
 
:The measures are in accordance with the:
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:The initiative was based on an integrated approach. After sorting the recyclables mostly in the backyards still a considerable amount of waste is dumped on empty lots within the living areas or beside streets and rivers, creating significant risks for the health of the inhabitants and for the environment. The narrow streets between the housing blocks and the lack of adequate recollection equipment of the Government didn’t allow its evacuation during long periods. Taking this into consideration, the informal waste collectors neglected by the official system and their efforts unrecognized. By foramlising this group, now 80 percent of the collection in the city is undertaken by them through formal contracts with the city council. There is also a “poor of the poor” group among the informal waste collectors who suffer most from the lack of financial and technical capacities to improve their working and living conditions. Small informal waste collectors are subcontracted by major contractors and owners of private companies to collect waste from households, commercial units and or public markets and are paid humbly. They are collecting waste mostly manually or using donkey carts. Separation of waste is mainly done in the backyards and within the workers’ direct living environment. The initiative aimed at enhancing the waste collection system in the city, while improving the livelihoods of these groups and making them an integral part of the waste management  
 
:The initiative was based on an integrated approach. After sorting the recyclables mostly in the backyards still a considerable amount of waste is dumped on empty lots within the living areas or beside streets and rivers, creating significant risks for the health of the inhabitants and for the environment. The narrow streets between the housing blocks and the lack of adequate recollection equipment of the Government didn’t allow its evacuation during long periods. Taking this into consideration, the informal waste collectors neglected by the official system and their efforts unrecognized. By foramlising this group, now 80 percent of the collection in the city is undertaken by them through formal contracts with the city council. There is also a “poor of the poor” group among the informal waste collectors who suffer most from the lack of financial and technical capacities to improve their working and living conditions. Small informal waste collectors are subcontracted by major contractors and owners of private companies to collect waste from households, commercial units and or public markets and are paid humbly. They are collecting waste mostly manually or using donkey carts. Separation of waste is mainly done in the backyards and within the workers’ direct living environment. The initiative aimed at enhancing the waste collection system in the city, while improving the livelihoods of these groups and making them an integral part of the waste management  
 
:system. These efforts were supported by investing in sustainable waste management structures “transfer station”. Awareness was a corner stone to the success of the system and it relied heavily on schools. The project worked with a total of eight schools in both cities. Environmental guardian groups were established in schools from students to advocate participation in environmental related activities especially issues related to waste. Capacity building seminars and workshops were conducted for both students and teachers to instruct them on simple paper recycling techniques. Activities focused on employing art to deliver environmental messages and students’ creativity was unleashed with the support of specialised artists.
 
:system. These efforts were supported by investing in sustainable waste management structures “transfer station”. Awareness was a corner stone to the success of the system and it relied heavily on schools. The project worked with a total of eight schools in both cities. Environmental guardian groups were established in schools from students to advocate participation in environmental related activities especially issues related to waste. Capacity building seminars and workshops were conducted for both students and teachers to instruct them on simple paper recycling techniques. Activities focused on employing art to deliver environmental messages and students’ creativity was unleashed with the support of specialised artists.
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