Recyclable Resource Recovery Collection System
“A key component of the ideal industrial ecosystem is to
increase resource efficiency through circulating material.”
Until manufacturing companies rethink the design of products so they can be repaired, refurbished, reused and reprocessed, most consumer goods will end up as waste. Therefore it is crucial that an effective, efficient and convenient collection system operate in all towns and cities across Asia.
Our Recyclable Resource Recovery Collection System is a 3-Stage Pilot Project. Stage #1 ‘The Circular Economy in Asia‘ was completed in March 2017 and we are now working towards starting Stage #2 in 2018. As there are nearly 80 different waste streams, for Stage 2 we will focus on: plastics, metals and e-waste.
What We Will Achieve
An efficient and convenient recyclable resource collection system will create many new jobs. An opportunity for new businesses to reprocess resources recovered from waste streams alongside ideas and innovation. Plus a cleaner environment will benefit everyone.
The aim of Stage #2 pilot is to formulate an 80/20 model specifically for the inclusion of the informal recycling collector into a structured collection system for urban and rural areas; to coexist side-by-side with private and public waste collectors and one that is complementary of long-term environmental government policies.
Below is a snapshot of the key features of the Recyclable Resource Recovery Collection System. For full details: “Redefining Recyclable Resource Recovery Collection Systems for Asia”
An 80/20 model means it should be 80% suitable and acceptable for most developingcountries and 20% adjustable to suit local socio-economic, political and geographic conditions.
The Recyclable Resource Recovery Collection System is primarily aimed, but not restricted to, the inclusion of informal recycling collector and incorporates the use of existing technology in innovative ways. By establishing a network of collectors we create new jobs, increase incomes, reduce poverty, make cities cleaner and build volumes of recyclable materials for reprocessing.
Click here to download a copy of ‘Redefining Recyclable Resource Recovery Collection Systems for Asia‘ and ‘Stage 1: The Circular Economy in Asia‘
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