Garbage City—Makeshift
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Residents of Cairo’s landfill community upcycle and trade the city’s refuse

— Garbage City

06. Trade Dispatches
In the towering piles of Cairo’s waste, Zabaleen residents have become desensitized from what are, to the uninitiated, nauseating smells and sights. Here in Manshiyet Nasser district, just eight kilometers from downtown Cairo, 60,000 Zabaleen garbage workers process some 30 percent of Greater Cairo’s daily municipal waste output—over 125,000 tons a year.

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