Dumping any hazardous waste into Egypt’s seas can now result in a fine of up to EGP 25 million or a life sentence.
In a much-needed act of environmental protection, dumping hazardous waste into Egypt’s seas can now result in a fine of up to EGP 25 million, with a minimum fine of EGP 5 million or a life sentence in prison. This decision was reached at a meeting at Egypt’s House of Representatives on Tuesday, August 18th.
This decision is part of a much wider effort to eliminate the problem of garbage and waste that has – not only deteriorated the streets of Egypt – but also has had a detrimental affect on the country’s gorgeous seas, disrupting marine life in the process. The country is currently turning its focus towards several projects and plans pertaining to managing waste, which includes waste collection, transportation, treatment and disposal, for a greener, cleaner future.