Industrialisation of the Home
Cairo's 15 million inhabitants generate an average of 9000 tons of household solid waste every day, and everyday thousands of residents of Cairo, known as Zabbaleen (Arabic for garbage collectors) collect about one-third of this waste. They undertake the daily tasks on door-to-door collection, transport, sorting recovery, trading and re-manufacturing, using household waste from major sections of Cairo. Their sorting spaces is adjacent to their living space. The recycling micro-enterprise industry has generated jobs and incomes for an estimated 40000 people. All this activity is in the informal sector. Industrialization of the Home explores the dynamics of the Zabbaleen community. Through the view of the existing value chain, it aims shorten the production methods chain of events. The key aspects, in order to breaking down the timeline of events, are to understand the scale of tools, where are the loopholes within this community and where the value of product is at its lowest. .
Micro-Factory, Zabbaleen, Value Chain, Circular, Home