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Sudan Gets Creative with Waste at Khartoum's First Recycling Festival

Sudan Gets Creative with Waste at Khartoum's First Recycling Festival

Wamda Yousef sits in front of the baskets and plates she’s made out of newspaper.

“In the beginning, I thought it was difficult to learn, but gradually I learned to do all these artistic shapes only by [using] newspapers that were left by my aunt – she loves reading newspapers,” Yousef says.

“We used to throw them out, but now we have no waste papers at all because I [use] everything at home.”

Yousef, 36, is displaying her work at Khartoum’s first recycling festival, held to encourage people to be creative with their rubbish and keep the city tidy.

About 5,000 tonnes of waste a day is generated in Khartoum state by 6 million people. But only 65% is collected by the authorities.

Continue reading at The Guardian

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