Zabbaleen: Trash Town. A whole The most toxic place on earth 2 days ago   25:30

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Tens of thousands of people live in Zabbaleen, on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt, they all make a living out of recycling the entire capital city’s refuse. Their whole town is practically a giant dump and it provides them with almost everything they need: from kids’ toys to fodder for livestock. Even their pigs play an important part in recycling food waste. Most important of all though, the dump provides livelihoods for the people of Zabbaleen.
Every one of the rubbish collectors plays their own part, gathering, transporting or sorting the rubbish. Collectively, everyone in the community performs a highly efficient job of recycling Cairo’s refuse. This allows the trash town to be self-sufficient and largely independent from the rest of the city. The place has its own rules, everyone is allocated their own patch of Cairo, no one would think of collecting from someone else’s area. Zabbaleen even has an unofficial mayor.
Trash town has its own shops, cafes and a local school for the children. Of course it’s every Zabbaleen parent’s dream for their child to get a good education so they can build a better life elsewhere. More commonly though, the kids start working on the dump at a young age and follow in their parents’ footsteps to become rubbish collectors as well. The people of Zabbaleen do wish their lives weren’t as hard but feel no shame in their occupation. They see their work as socially important and pride themselves in providing for their families. After all, it’s a dirty job but someone has to do it.

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Comments 4234 Comments

parth singh
They look like North Indians
fayu
17:26 "lakum Dina Kum waliyadin" beautiful verse from Qur'an Pak.
Junior Sovea
Good teaching. .respect...faith..leadership..keep it up don't look back.
Gustavo Goncalves
It doesn't change much in Brazil...
ms. a
i salute this guys.... living simple life and believing the bible....may our Lord bless u more, that ur kids will be successful in the future... ur job is amazing nothing wrong and to see ur smile in ur faces is really inspiring....
Stefan Čenković
At least they are not on government benefits or food coupons.
Satish Saraf
at 0:45 indian rikshaw
Anthony Araño
I must choose to live that kind of place cu'z its peacefull than to live the place full of trouble.
Yukie From Oz
It's a bit disturbing that they don't wear gloves and then they eat with their hands...
Rafael Drumond
What a beautiful faith they are the real Christians
Alexander Markov
Why RT does not show Russian trash towns? Russia is no cleaner than Egypt.
Linda Diaz
Darn it people take the trash to a dump site and burn it 😷
King Oortman
It’s sad that us as a species can’t evolve to where we know it’s all of us or nothing we are competing with an entire universe for survival not our brother and sister....
Ahmed Ali
This is very depressing. Seeing all those people living in such a poor and polluting environment. Respect for their hard work.
Lando Calrissian
I bet the rats are DEEP AF.
brian hurring
Shows how lucky we live in a western society,gotta feel sorry for these poor people
Hammad Naeem
3:08 casually knocked down the side mirror.
Jules Mpc
these christians should be allowed in Europe, they are hard working, honest and want peace. But no...the crappy muslims are allowed in instead
Michael Burns
well like they say "one mans trash, is another mans treasure"
Paula the koala
5:52 excellent taxidermy 👍😆
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