Cairo has one of the most efficient garbage recycling systems in the world, and that's due to the comunity of garbage collectors known as the Zebbaleen.
They collect the trash every night and sort it by hand, recycling up to 80 per cent of the waste they collect.
They also use pigs to eat the organic waste they collect, but figures have decreased in the last year, when the government culled them over the swine flu outbreak.
Still, companies hired to pick up the trash recycle only a fraction of that
Al Jazeera's Stefanie Dekker has the story of a people doing an important job, with very little recognition.
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