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SHARM EL SHEIKH, Egypt, Nov 24 (MENA) - A number of civil society organizations operating in the recycling field took part in an exhibition held on the sidelines of the 14th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP 14 Egypt).
Participating in the exhibition was Fayrouz organization from El Arish city, which offered mattresses, curtains and bags that are made of sheep wool remnants and textile waste. These products were made by more than 300 women to empower them in the entrepreneurship field.
As well, the medicinal plants association from South Sinai's Saint Catherine city participated in the exhibition with a maquette of the Sinai Baton Blue butterfly which is endemic to Mount Catherine region andone of the world's smallest butterflies. The maquette was made of old book covers by children.
For its part, El Nafeza Foundation for Contemporary Art and Development from Al Fakhareen district in Old Cairo displayed products that are recycled from agricultural waste. It offered more than 120 multi-purpose products made of paper.
The association of developing and protecting the environment from Bir al Abed city, North Sinai, offered a unique collection of Bedouin handmade products, especially shopping bags made from textile wastes with an aim to reduce the use of plastic bags.