Japan is funding our recycling efforts
Egypt will receive USD 3.6 mn from Japan to support an ongoing United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) project to promote recycling practices under the terms of an agreement signed by Japanese ambassador to Egypt Masaki Noke and UNIDO last week, the International Cooperation Ministry, the Japanese government and UNIDO said Tuesday. The project will provide technical assistance to SMEs and will focus on integrating the private sector in plastic recycling, and is a part of UNIDO’s Program for Country Partnership with Egypt launched last year.
Egypt has struggled to integrate the private sector companies into the waste-management industry, and has attempted to draw them in with investment incentives under the Waste Management law passed last year. The government has also initiated door-to-door recycling awareness-raising campaigns, and has said it aims to recycle around 80% of solid waste by 2026.