CAIRO — Dr. WEEE is a company that recycles electronic waste using a mobile app for e-waste collection. On March 1, Egyptian entrepreneur Essam Hashem launched the app, which could substantially raise awareness of electronic waste in Egypt. He called his character “Dr. WEEE,” as "WEEE" is the internationally recognized acronym for Waste of Electrical and Electronic Equipment, which includes cellphones, computers, chargers and batteries.
In 2006, Hashem founded Spear Ink to recycle empty ink cartridges and refurbish and re-manufacture new cartridges.