Global demand for waste management is increasing due to new legal requirements and urbanisation.
In Egypt, the authorities have decided to step up efforts to stop the discarding of plastic, builders’ rubble and other waste on streets and highways, in the interest of health, the economy and the environment.
Two densely populated regions, Kafr El Sheik and Gharbia, have been selected as pilots for a comprehensive waste management effort in the country.
The project will run over five years, and the aim is to collect and process around 5,000 tonnes of waste a day.
COWI is the client's advisor for the project.
In 2016, COWI was ranked no. 1 in the world at handling refuse on the prestigious ENR ranking list of international consulting firms.