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Garbage Dreams| 4mins
Director: Mai Iskander | Producer: for Link TV
Focus Years: 2010 | Country: United States
Subject Tags: egypt, environment, globalization, middle east
Quality Tags: Optimistic, Slow, Activating, Harmonizing
Cairo's zaballeen - Arabic for "garbage people" - recycle nearly all the trash they collect, maintaining what could be the world's most efficient waste disposal system. Foreign competition is threatening this community of ecologically minded trash entrepreneurs, which has a lot it could teach the rest of the world about waste management.

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