Role of Informal Sector in Solid Waste Management and Enabling Conditions for its Integration

Publication Year
Jan,2011
Keywords
sub national

 

In many countries, informal waste pickers contribute significantly to waste management and resource efficiency by collecting, sorting, trading and sometimes even processing waste materials. These activities also provide an income opportunity for large numbers of poor people. GTZ aims to determine the factors for successful informal sector integration in solid waste management systems in order to design measures for integration of the informal workers in waste management strategies. This success seems to depend on the capacities of the informal sector to organize, to manage their businesses efficiently and to influence public and political opinion, on the political will to integrate the informal sector and on the possibilities for collaboration with the formal private sector and other actors.

 

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