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Waste is a Market

Waste is a Market

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19.05.20111
Waste is a market
 –
especially for poor!
Matthias Nabholz
 –
Latin America
SC Experience
Solid Waste Management 
PET RecyclingCentral America, Bolivia
1999-2008
Hospital Healthcare WasteBolivia & Peru
2001-2012
Ecovecindarios (EcoCommunities)Bolivia
2009-2012
Microenterprises for Integral SWMin Rural Communities of Bolivia
2011-2013
Solid Waste Management:
Strengthening of MunicipalitiesEcuador
2011-2013
 
19.05.20112
3
What is the problem?
Generation of solid waste per day: 0,4 -0,8 kg/capita, 80% in the cities
Cities > 50’000 residents usually have a waste collection service, but only
5-
10% of the rural municipalities (< 50’000) have a waste services
There is no adequate waste treatment, nor does significant recovery exist:80-90% of total solid waste ends up in insufficiently managed landfills
High costs for collection services, due to inefficient systems
Highly informal recycling sector (poor people
 –
waste pickers)
4
Waste Pickers in Bolivia
 
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5
Waste Pickers in Ecuador
6
Potential for recycling/recovering in LA
 
20% OTHERS2% METALS60% ORGANICS6% PAPER2% GLASS10% PLASTICSInorganicwaste
20%
Organicwaste
60%
Not reusable waste
20%
RecyclingindustryCompostorbiogasLandfill
80% of solid waste could be reused!

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