The IRR knows the private sector plays a key role in operating the recycling value chain and seeks to work in collaboration with private companies. During October 2013, the IRR organized an event together with the Global Alliance for Recycling and Sustainable Development (GARSD) which was attended by 10 of the region’s mass consumption companies.
In the private sector, the Regional Inclusive Recycling Initiative (IRR) works to:
- Create awareness among companies about the importance of recycling.
- Create synergies to promote greater participation by the private sector in recycling practices.
- Provide training and technical assistance to local governments when planning and implementing ISWM systems which include waste pickers.
- Offer project development assistance that includes waste pickers.