17 July 2019

Our approach to waste management

There has been a significant increase in the generation of solid waste in recent years, posing a threat to public health and the environment. Globally, 1.3 billion tonnes of municipal waste are generated every year, and this is expected to increase to 2.2 billion tonnes by 2025. In response, we’ve produced a Waste Guidance note, aimed at helping fund managers and companies in sectors such as agribusiness, healthcare, construction and manufacturing to understand and improve their waste management. The guidance encourages companies to look at waste not only as a disposal issue, but also to consider ways to reduce and reuse it. For example did you know that kilo for kilo, there’s more gold in electronic scrap than gold ore?

In this video, CDC’s Nomsa Fulbrook-Kagwe provides an outline of our waste management strategy and what lead us to produce our Waste Guidance note.

Our advice, case studies and decision-making tools for investors and companies cover topics including managing hazardous medical waste, e-waste and plastic waste, and are available on www.toolkit.cdcgroup.com for anyone to use.

 

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