Invited Session: Circular Economy
Recovery of Inorganic Residues for Commercialization in Lima
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
10:15 – 10:45
It is often reported that the existing organizational systems for inorganic waste recovery are currently dominated by the informal sector (companies, workers and activities operating outside the legal and regulatory frameworks governing economic activity). This evaluation investigates and describes the systems actually found during the period of application in the city of Lima. The techniques of data collection were:
- Surveys: The probabilistic sampling method with the simple random type was considered for all the players in the recycling pyramid.
- Interviews: Open and simple to the authorities and actors in the recycling chain
Considering the reduction of the municipal cost for selective collection if not directly offered, it is proposed to convince the actors in the recycling chain to cooperate to formalize the system and to energize the local market. This process is part of the negotiation where the private competition complements the public one. Conclusions under consideration of three themes:
- Supply and Production
- Distribution and Consumption
- Chain Mapping
We propose the implementation of a model under the following guidelines:
- Investment in people
- Articulation of productive development
- Document quantities
By attending this presentation, participants will better be able to determine under which system of organization the recovery of marketable inorganic waste is developed, to contribute to the creation of an inclusive management model for the sustainable development of the recycling activity in North Lima.