An analytical framework and tool ('InteRa') for integrating the informal recycling sector in waste and resource management systems in developing countries.

@article{Velis2012AnAF,
  title={An analytical framework and tool ('InteRa') for integrating the informal recycling sector in waste and resource management systems in developing countries.},
  author={Costas A Velis and David C. Wilson and Ondina Rocca and Stephen R. Smith and Antonis Mavropoulos and Christopher R Cheeseman},
  journal={Waste management & research : the journal of the International Solid Wastes and Public Cleansing Association, ISWA},
  year={2012},
  volume={30 9 Suppl},
  pages={43-66}
}
In low- and middle-income developing countries, the informal (collection and) recycling sector (here abbreviated IRS) is an important, but often unrecognised, part of a city's solid waste and resources management system. Recent evidence shows recycling rates of 20-30% achieved by IRS systems, reducing collection and disposal costs. They play a vital role in the value chain by reprocessing waste into secondary raw materials, providing a livelihood to around 0.5% of urban populations. However… CONTINUE READING
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