"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.
A brilliant website for all of us involved in sustainable energy production, featuring video features on all of the great new ideas out there, from biogas to gasification to wind power to etc.... Thanks to producer Ben Barnier, who put our Cairo work on ABC TV, for calling our attention to this great resource, which he is now producing for.