Sustained Smouldering

Sustained Smouldering

Most streets in Cairo are littered with trash. With an unofficial population of over 20 million, garbage piles up faster than it can be dealt with. The Nile, the once mighty river that served as the basin for human development, has become a miniature Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

As of now, the best way to rid the streets of trash is to sweep it up and light it on fire. In the slums of Cairo, mounds of garbage are kept in a sustained state of smouldering, in order to burn it all away.

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