Close Window   
Volume 12 August 2007
ISSN 1438-7890
 
African Journal of Environmental Assessment and Management
Revue africaine de gestion et d’évaluation environnementales
 

DEVELOPING AN INDUSTRIAL HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM IN EGYPT: THE PROPOSED GUIDELINES AND STATUS

 

Farida M. S. El-Din El-Dars

Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Helwan University, Ain Helwan, Cairo, Egypt

 

Abstract

In the early 1990s, industrial hazardous waste management in Egypt was identified as a priority by national environmental action and the environmental promulgation law.  However, there was no clear strategy set forth by either documents on how to proceed towards the realization of this national goal.  This task was achieved by compiling a baseline study report during 1992-93.  The report provided a list of short and long-term actions that were required to establish this waste management system in line with both of these official documents.  As well, it presented a list of practical steps to be taken in order to proceed promptly with the validation of these actions.  This paper reviews the experience of developing the relevant guidelines for this system from 1992 until 1996.  In addition, it provides an update on the current achievements and developments in the field as well as the outstanding obstacles.

 Keywords: Hazardous Waste Management, Industrial Wastes, Egypt

 
Close Window