How can organisations in developing countries support waste pickers for increased recycling in low-income communities? A South African product responsibility organisation uses subsidies and administrative support in a business model approach

Research Brief
1 May 2023

Ehikowoicho Idoko, Martine Visser, Reza Daniels

Key Points 

  • Recycling can be promoted in low-income communities through a business model framework 
  • Business models for recycling efforts in low-income communities need financial and administrative support for sustainability in the short to medium term. 
  • There is no one-size-fits-all approach to such a business model framework. The model must be adapted to fit the community’s needs 

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Publication reference
MS 1264 DP 22-01
Publication | 4 May 2023