Upcycling & Recycling

UAE

Dubai Builds Largest Waste-to-Energy Plant in the Middle East

With today’s consumerist lifestyle, almost all countries around the world suffer from waste management problems. While many countries are sweeping…
Egypt

Turning Egypt’s Rice Straw into Paper Saving the Environment

In some countries, like Egypt, waste can take many forms. One of the main forms of environmental waste is burning…
Lebanon

Bokja Design Studio: Transforming Textiles and Furniture

Houda Baroudi and Maria Hibri got together in Lebanon in 2000 and combined their passions for vintage textiles and furniture.…
Jordan

Hangit upcycled wire hangers

Got a bunch of wire hangers and have no idea what to do with them? Onur Lambaz was about to…
Qatar

Watermelon Ink.

With an artistic touch and a concern for the environment, Watermelon Ink. happens. Alleine and Omar Khalifa are a Doha-based…
UAE

A Minute With Zaina Kanaan On Why Up-Cycling Is The Way To Ride!

Zaina and Rania Kanaan, two Palestine-Canadian sisters shifted to Dubai and missed their trusty ride from back home: their bicycle. After…
Morocco

Isoprod: From Paper to Fiber

MIT Entrepreneur Forum Pan – Arab Competition semi finalist team Isoprod is the first Moroccan factory focused on the production of…
Lebanon

“Dispatch Beirut” Is Rebuilding the City with Legos

Dispatch Beirut is a movement that started back in 2012 by Pamela Haydamous and Lea Tasso. The movement aims to…
Egypt

This Egyptian Startup Uses Recycling to Change the Middle East

RecycloBekia is a startup with a true goal aimed at making the Middle East greener with recycling. The startup, which…
Yemen

This Historic City in Yemen Might Be a UNESCO World Heritage Site

You may have not have heard of Jibla village, but it was once the capital of Yemen during the rule…
Egypt

Satellite Dish-Painting: How To Turn a Grey Skyline Into a Colorful Canvas

It started off as an exercise of imagination: Jason Stoneking, an American writer currently doing a residence at Cairo’s Artelewa Art…
Egypt

Cairo’s Kiosks Are Getting a Makeover

In an effort to beautify the timeworn streets of Cairo, a social enterprise known as Tatweer is launching its first…
Egypt

You Will Never Believe How This Underwater Museum is Saving the Reef

“You are putting metal junk under the Red Sea? Are you crazy?” the skeptics asked, as a life-size elephant statue was introduced…

Djerbahood: 150 Street Artists Transform Mediterranean Island into a Dream-Like Museum

They say this legendary island cast a spell on Odysseus on his way back to Troy. They say its golden coast,…
Jordan

Forkit: Funding Meals Through Re-fashioned Forks

“It all started with one gift between me and my friend Abdallah in Beirut. I was always wearing my fork…
UAE, Cross-border

How the #ItsWorthMore Campaign Is Revolutionizing Consumption in the Middle East

The unwanted. The forgotten. The neglected. As trivial as it may sound to use these terms to refer to household…
Palestine

The Palestinian Alchemist: Man in Gaza Turns Plastic into Oil

Ibrahim Soboh, a 55-year-old from the Nusairat refugee camp right at the heart of the Gaza Strip, recognized the enormous…
Jordan, Syria

Transforming a Symbol of Displacement Into a Piece of Art

In honor of World Refugee Day, UNHCR in Jordan organized an art project that sought to add some color and…
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