Money In the Trash

Egypt's waste management has a significant informal sector made up of small businesses and entrepreneurs.

The most famous of these small businessmen are the zebaline of Manshayet Nasr. A mainly christian neighborhood tucked in the bosom of Mokkatem. Every day they collect waste from houses and businesses in Cairo and bring it back to their homes to sort and recycle it.

Their workshops and business models are diverse and flexible depending on the markets and opportunities.