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CAIRO - 4 July 2022: The Egyptian Minister of Environment, Dr. Yasmine Fouad, said that about 250 million tons of waste is generated from Africa continent annually, and by the year 2050, the amount of waste is expected to double to about 4 times.
The Minister of Environment explained, in special statements, that waste management practices in African countries will be determined through surveys that will be obtained from concerned authorities in these countries.
She added that this step will help upderstand the waste management sector in Africa, and will effectively contribute to achieving the goals of the Africa 50 Initiative for the year 2050, and building an achievable road map.
Dr. Yasmine Fouad further indicated that only about 10 percent of the waste generated from the African continent is recycled.
She also stressed that the global solid waste generation produces a huge amount of carbon dioxide, which requires planting more than 50 billion trees annually.