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Turning Trash into Cash in Cairo

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Welcome to the world's largest garbage village located on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt. The Zaballeen recycle 80 percent of the trash they collect--far more than other recycling initiatives. But now a multi-national corporation threatens their livelihood. Follow three teenage boys born into the business who are forced to make choices that will impact the survival of their community.

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Learn how the Zaballeen have survived for centuries by recycling Cairo's waste.

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