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Kevin Lobo, FB Tech Review | Wednesday, July 07, 2021
Local municipalities must provide recycling programs that support all aspects of the recycling cycle, not just collection, to ensure an optimally working recycling system.
FREMONT, CA: Recycling and waste management need to be introduced as a resource management system, not a waste management system. Today's "best practice" is to think of recyclables as resources that are handled by a resource management system that adheres to management systems like "sustainable materials management" and "zero waste."
A plan is a structure that helps us determine our starting point, our goal, the path to our goal, and finally, how to measure progress. A strategy's effectiveness in achieving its targets must be measured and used as a significant input into subsequent planning cycles. The aim should be to ensure long-term changes in service coverage and management standards for all recovered capital. Since it can adapt to the ever-changing waste and recycled materials markets, strategic planning provides the ability to deliver long-term changes to local waste management practices.
One of the tried-and-true approaches to resource management planning is Public-Private Partnerships for Service Delivery (PPPSD). The program's key aim is to facilitate long-term, self-sustaining collaborations between companies and local governments to assist in creating and operating new enterprise-municipal solid waste management and recycling systems.
The program focuses on promoting improved collaboration between public, private, and citizen stakeholders, leading to long-term improvements in recycling and solid waste management, reducing waste's adverse effects in poor communities, and improving people's and businesses' lives and livelihoods in cities and rural areas.
Support All Aspects of Recycling
Local municipalities must provide recycling programs that support all aspects of the recycling cycle, not just collection, in order to ensure an optimally working recycling system. In their demands for services and their municipal ordinances for hauler and recovery service providers, local municipalities must define the collection, sorting, and marketing specifications. Stakeholder input and feedback are essential during the preparation and execution of resource management projects, and this involves the manufacturing end markets for recovered resources.