Students listen to a session on the threats of disposable plastic usage- Press photo. Students listen to a session on the threats of disposable plastic usage- Press photo.

Educational campaign launched to raise awareness of threats of plastic usage

Tue, Oct. 15, 2019
CAIRO - 15 October 2019: State-owned Environmental Affairs Agency’s branch in Dakahlia launched an educational campaign in primary schools to raise awareness of ways to reduce disposable plastic usage, according to a statement issued by Ministry of Environment on Sunday.

The campaign will last for two months, from October to December, the statement said, adding it was launched upon the directives of Minister of Environment Yasmine Fouad to promote awareness of the dangers of plastic waste on the environment.

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Students listen to a session on the threats of disposable plastic usage- Press photo.

The educational campaign also aims to increase students’ awareness of threats that result from burning rice straw, ways to gets benefits from agricultural waste and the economic value of rice straw, the statement continued.

The Ministry of Environment has taken measures to gradually get rid of disposable plastic bags nationwide. It distributed 10,000 multi-use bags to citizens in the Red Sea and Hurghada markets.

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Students listen to a session on the threats of disposable plastic usage- Press photo.

In an attempt to reduce Egypt’s main cause of air pollution, the Egyptian Ministry of Environment is collecting rice straw nationwide for animal fodder and furniture manufacturing.

Egypt is known with what is called "the Black Cloud,” a thick layer of smog that results from burning rice straw and spreads across Cairo for an extended period of time.
 
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