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Tuesday, 15 June 2021

Waste Management Act’s exec regulations in cabinet’s hands

The draft executive regulations of the Waste Management Act have been passed to cabinet for review after the Environment Ministry finished drafting the bill which would set up a new state agency responsible for waste management, Environment Minister Yasmine Fouad said on the sidelines of the Green Economy Forum yesterday, according to Al Mal.

The ETA: The regulations should be approved within the next 6-8 weeks, Ihab Tarek, legal advisor at the Environment Ministry, told Hapi Journal.

About the bill: The new legislation, approved by the House last summer and ratified by President Abdel Fattah El Sisi later in October, will set up a new authority that will be handed regulatory oversight over the country’s waste management sector. It also includes investment incentives as well as other measures to encourage garbage collectors, small companies, private contractors, and recycling centers to join the formal economy.

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