To achieve the inclusion of millions of recyclers as key actors in sustainable waste management, working in alliance with recycler organizations, industry leaders, government agencies, and other key stakeholders.
In November 2014, the Colombian Ministry of Housing, Cities, and Territories, together with the Ministry of the Environment and Sustainable Development, issued Resolution 0754, which establishes a methodology for the design, implementation, evaluation, monitoring, oversight, and update of local plans for integrated solid waste management.
In August 2014, the city commission of Asunción approved Municipal Ordinance 408/14 concerning integrated solid waste management and promoting a zero waste culture, which includes unprecedented waste management practices.
A partnership between the Red Latinoamericana de Recicladores (Latin American Recycler Network), the Multilateral Investment Fund and the Water and Sanitation division of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Coca-Cola, Pepsico, and Avina)
Support for the inclusion and formalization of the work of recyclers in solide waste management systems and recycling value chains in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Collaboration on the regional (Network Secretariats), national (national networks), and local (cooperatives and associations) level in 15 Latin American countries, directly supporting relationship-building, advocacy efforts, and strategic projects with 50 recycler associations, and indirectly supporting 170 others, impacting approximately 50,000 families involved in recycling.
¿Qué es la Iniciativa Regional para el Reciclaje Inclusivo? (What is the Regional Initiative for Inclusive Recycling?)