In many cities in developing countries the amount of plastic waste takes up to 20% of the total amount of household waste. Together with the increased complexity of many plastics, plastic waste is becoming a major headache for waste management officials.
WASTE has many years of experience in working with the informal sector to improve local waste management systems. To enhance the plastic waste value chain, we have developed methods to analyse the local situation, develop bankable business plans together with the private sector and connect them to financial institutions. The main focus in our work is on giving value to waste materials to stimulate collection and processing of plastic waste materials, while creating jobs in the sustainable economy at the same time.
This flyer gives an insight on how we work on transforming plastic into a resource.