Industrial Hazardous Waste Management Strategy for Egypt

This project aimed to develop the national hazardous waste management strategy for Egypt, including an extensive analysis of the industrial hazardous waste management (IHWM) system, as well as their general implications on the implementation of additional measures to improve the existing structure in the country. The assessment was carried out at a critical time as the country is presently reviewing its waste management practices and carrying out further waste management related projects within the framework of the National Solid Waste Management Plan (NSWMP), jointly with the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ), the Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW) Development Bank in cooperation with the European Commission and the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs.

Project details

Hazardous Waste

A thorough study of the status quo of industrial hazardous waste management in Egypt was performed through a combination of stakeholder consultation rounds, knowledge exchange with local and international experts, background research, and experience in the MENA region. This combination of actions set up the ground for BFS to assess the local situation and develop a proper strategy for the management of industrial hazardous waste in the country.

German Benchmark

Germany is well known for its developed technologies and innovative policymaking in waste management. Therefore, the German legal framework, technical capacities, and financial systems were employed as a benchmark for the development of the national hazardous waste management strategy.

Pilot Project

Besides implementing the recommended measures, BFS suggested starting with a pilot project in one of the industrial cities in Egypt. The pilot project consists of constructing a thermal treatment facility equipped with a rotary kiln that would receive specific types of hazardous waste generated at 10th of Ramadan City (including the Robbiki leather cluster).