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Towards More Efficient MSWM Plan for The City of Hurghada, Red Sea

Hurghada Environmental Protection and Conservation Association (HEPCA) is a Non-Governmental Organization, working in the field of marine and land conservation. It was founded in 1992 by 12 members, representing the diving community of the Red Sea. HEPCA endeavored into the field of Solid Waste Management 12 years ago due to the blatant lack of an effective solid waste management system, which has dire impacts on both the local and global environment.

HEPCA aims to develop and implement appropriate, affordable, and sustainable Waste Management practices in addition to enhancing waste disposal practices throughout Hurghada Governorate. To achieve the afore-mentioned aim, project objectives have been defined as follows: 1. Encourage the community to be engaged in the MSW management process: through cleanup and awareness campaigns, outreach program for schools, diving industry and local community with emphasis on plastic waste impact. 2. Improve solid waste collection efficiency by 5-10%: through adding more solid waste collection facilities, cover the expanded urban areas more frequently and raise the capacity building of the garbage collection workers. 3. Improve the PET collection quantities and quality, and enhance the PET recycling process: The objective is planned to be achieved through introducing recycling facilities to the existing MSW segregation plant by installing of PET pelletizing line, raising the quality of PET by separating the organic waste from other waste types especially PET during collection and transportation.

Project Information

Client : Hurghada Environmental Protection & Conservation Association (HEPCA)
Funding Agency : Hurghada Environmental Protection & Conservation Association (HEPCA)
Country : Egypt
Project Duration : 12 Months
Sector : Waste Management
Service : Waste Minimization Studies, Master Planning, Technical Assistance