"Zabaleen" is the Arabic term for those visionary and enterprising people whose culture revolves around recycling. The Zabaleen are experts at "transforming one man's garbage into another man's gold" and aspire toward a net zero-waste economy. Applied and supported this could lead to true energy independence, not only by radically reducing our demand for "raw materials" and hard to extract natural resources but by recycling other less obvious phenomena and materials that are now wasted.
Thanks to Nick Rowlands for publishing this great article on our Solar CITIES Urban Eco Tour and linking it to the article in the Daily News on Hanna and Sabah and our work! Hope all of you will go on the tour when you come to Egypt, help out and get involved!