Fri, 14 Aug 2020 - 02:53 GMT
A pick-up truck is carrying animal bone waste in Egypt- Egypt Today/ Aya Deibis
CAIRO – 14 August 2020: Slaughtering sheep and animals during the three-day celebration of Eid al-Adha [Feast of Sacrifice] late July helped increase the tons of animal bone waste increased by 7,000 tons to reach 17,000 tons, according to the head of Garbage collectors’s Syndicate.
The bone waste was collected from six areas covering Cairo, Giza, and Qalyubia governorates, he told Youm7, adding that animal bone residues are very important waste that is recycled for fodder.
In February 2020, Egyptian Ministry of Environment announced that it will start applying the government’s plan of closing the unsafe landfills in Cairo and Giza and changing them into facilities of public services.
Minister of Environment Yasmine Fouad and governor of Cairo and Giza Khaled AbdelAal and Ahmed Rashad, along with a number of representatives from some concerned bodies tackled the latest procedures taken to implement the plan. Fouad said that this plan comes in light of the deal signed with the Minister of Local Development in 2019 to replace the landfills with public service places.
The meeting also reviewed the environmental situations of six landfills of al-Salam, Qattamyia, Wafaa and Alamal, al-Tob al Ramly, Shabramant, and Abu Zabal in Cairo and Giza, the ministry added in the statement. The officials also discussed the ministry’s plan to choose two places in Al-Korimat [Southern Cairo] and in the 6th of October city [Giza] to be the only landfills for two governorates.