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Garbage Dreams

March 11, 4 p.m. | Room 180

The Center for Science, Technology, and Public Policy and the Institute on the Environment will host a conversation about the critically acclaimed film Garbage Dreams from 4 to 5:30 on Thursday, March 11, in Room 180 of the Humphrey Center. The film documents Zabbaleen, an impoverished community of mostly Coptic Christians that use traditional methods of collection and hand-sorting to reuse more than 80% of the garbage they collect.

Humphrey School professor Ragui Assaad; Mai Iskander, producer, director, and cinematographer for Garbage Dreams; Associate Professor Tim Smith; and Susan Hubbard, CEO and co-president of Eureka Recycling, will talk about lessons to be learned from the Zabbaleen and the implications for global waste management and recycling efforts. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

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