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According to the World Bank, with rapid population growth and urbanization, annual waste generation is expected to increase to 3.4 billion tons in 2050.

In collaboration with a leading multinational corporation and industrial partner, construction engineering undergraduate Rana Youssef, Khaled Ali, Lobna Magdy and Karim Ali, under the supervision of construction engineering Professor Mohamed Nagib Abou-Zeid, decided to introduce an alternative solution to reuse and recycle industrial waste materials and non-eco-friendly materials and turn them into construction applications. This could contribute to providing simple and practical models for small housing within informal settlements that lack adequate housing.

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