SRI & UNEP/GEF Projects Explore the Establishment of A National Take-Back System for Electrical and Electronic Equipment


On September 19th, 2017, the Swiss Sustainable Industries (SRI) project, in collaboration with the UNDP/GEF Medical & Electronic Waste Project, organized a Consultation Session on Establishing National Take-Back system for Electrical and Electronic Equipment using Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Financing Mechanism. 

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Improved Solid Waste Management and Health Services in Ezbet Allam – El Khosoos City – Qalyubeya Governorate

GIZ funded project comprises a number of inter-related and mutually supporting interventions that aim at improving living conditions of the urban poor residing in Ezbet Allam-El KKhoussous City, especially for youth and women. The action embodies interventions to improve solid waste management (SWM) service inside the target area by augmenting capacity of the service contractor with an additional equipment that will increase collection and disposal efficiency and frequency. In the same vein, the project proposes to increase involvement of the civil society organizations (CSOs) in environmental service delivery, a feature of good local governance. The project helps to enhance efficiency and effectiveness of the SWM service inside and outside Ezbet Allam.   The project also carried out clean up and tree planting campaigns in the project area.  It also supported the establishment of a clinic in the area, and involved the civil society in the management of the clinic.


E-waste Entrepreneurs & Recyclers trained on Environmental Registry Content by SRI


On 20th August 2017, the Swiss Sustainable Recycling Industries (SRI) management unit based at CEDARE and the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT) organized a training workshop on Environmental Registry. Participants, who are beneficiaries of SRI Accelerator Programme for existing enterprises and beneficiaries of SRI Entrepreneurship Support and Incubation Programme: E-Khorda, acquired technical and operational competence to obtain environmental registry in the one-day training. 

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Plastic Bags Producers-Consumers Networking Outlined


On August 1st 2017, CEDARE, in partnership with the Ministry of Environment (MoE) and the Chamber of Chemical Industries at the Federation of Egyptian Industries (FEI) brought together a wide range of plastic bag producers along with top retailers chains and consumers. This is the seventh consultation session discussing challenges and opportunities of altering non-degradable single-use plastic bags, in the framework of the National Initiative for the Reduction of non-degradable single-use plastic bags consumption announced by H.E. Minister of Environment in June 2017. The initiative is implemented in collaboration with the UN Environment and SWITCHMED Programme funded by the European Commission.

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6th Consultation Session titled: “How to publicize the national initiative for reducing plastic bags” conducted with Media Experts


As the Demo Project-Reduction of Plastic Bags is concerned with behavioral change, awareness, and sustainable impact, the sixth consultation session targeted media and public relations specialists. It acted as an opinion poll for media experts on the role of mass media in raising the awareness of the National initiative for plastic bags reduction. “When, how long, where, and how to publicize the initiative” was the main topic of the meeting held on July 31st., 2017.

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SRI & GEF/UNDP Projects codify Efforts in Favor of Supporting Sustainable E-Waste Management

On June 6, 2017, CEDARE as the implementing agency of the Sustainable Recycling Industries (SRI) and the UNDP/GEF Medical and Electronic Waste Management Project signed MOU, whereby collaborating efforts in support of a sustainable and sound electronic waste management system in Egypt. Sharing objectives, mandates, and visions, the two projects decided to join forces and integrate efforts to best mobilize resources and optimize impacts boosting the e-waste sector in Egypt. The MOU defines multiple areas of cooperation where each party is committed to in its full capacity. 



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Egyptian Minister of Environment Launches the “National Initiative of Reduction of Plastic Bags Consumption”


Plastic Bags Initiative Logo-digital

In memory of the World Environment Day on 5 June, 2017, H. E. Dr. Khaled Fahmy, Minister of Environment, launched the Reduction of Plastic Bags Consumption National Initiative. Tuning in with the international trend of reducing plastic bags and under the slogan “NO MORE PLASTIC BAGS”, the Ministry- together with its partners- are playing a major role in the mobilization and awareness raising of the Egyptian community to contribute in sparing Mother Nature the dangers of plastic bags. The launching event was attended by a wide range of media representatives, civil society entities, CEDARE, and the ministry’s top management and executives.  

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