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Inclusive Recycling - Five Building Blocks for Implementing Sustainable Systems in Low & Middle Income Countries

Posted By Administration, Monday, July 3, 2017
Updated: Monday, July 3, 2017

Inclusive Recycling:
Five Building Blocks for Implementing Sustainable Systems in Low & Middle Income Countries

by D-Lab; MIT Practical Impact Alliance

Inclusive recycling initiatives engage all actors in the waste management cycle (waste pickers, multinational companies, municipal governments, NGOs, recycling companies, residents, and others) to create shared value for each stakeholder that leads to broader economic, environmental, and social impact. Unlike in more developed economies, low-income countries tend to lack the infrastructure necessary to provide effective waste removal, recycling, and composting. Civil society and the private sector often fill this gap through targeted interventions.

This document is intended as a practical guide for those working to design and implement inclusive recycling systems around the world.

Download the report here.

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