CAIRO - 24 January 2023: Egyptian law concerned with waste management aims to eliminate the problem of garbage and waste that has long been bothering the Egyptian street, by establishing an apparatus concerned with organizing and managing waste.
This apparatus will follow up and monitor all operations related to waste management at the central and local levels, and set up a system for the final elimination of industrial pollution through strategy to get rid of industrial waste.
The law stipulates setting up a system to motivate manufacturers to increase the percentage of recyclable inputs and reduce the generation of industrial waste, by developing a verification mark in green color that is granted to those abiding by the system.
According to Article 52 of the law, the Waste Management Regulatory Authority, in cooperation with the Ministry of Industry and Trade, sets up a "green verification mark" system to motivate manufacturers to increase the percentage of recyclable inputs and reduce the generation of industrial waste.
According to the executive regulations, the facility applies to the agency to obtain the green verification mark, and priority is given to granting the green mark to manufacturers who redesign the product so that it becomes fully or partially recyclable in a way that does not negatively affect the specifications of the final product.
The requirements are represented in the least dangerous materials used in manufacturing, so that they are not harmful to human health or the environment such as harmful chemicals and others, and the rationalization of the use of hazardous materials and natural resources such as water and electricity, that the design of products be smart and lead to a reduction in industrial waste generated, and that they are interchangeable.