Waste and recycling in developing countries

The more people on our planet, the more waste we produce. As resources get scarcer, solid waste management focuses more and more on recycling and reuse. The challenge is to valorize the waste and to use more efficiently all the raw materials and energy to obtain a sustainable society. At the same time the value of waste offers enormous opportunities to people all around the world, enabling new economic activities in solid waste management and recycling.

Partner in Development wishes to contribute to a sustainable society by inspiring people in low-income countries and countries in transition to start their own recycling business or to improve their existing ones. In this way using recycling as an economic tool as well as an environmental tool.

Partner in Development supports innovative, small-scale technologies in solid waste management and recycling and is a unique broker between parties that want to contribute to a sustainable waste management.

Partner in Development provides the following services in solid waste management and recycling:

Partner in Development - sophievandenberg@kabelfoon.net - design: Ben van der Eijk



Newsletter Feb. 2012

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