The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) based in Washington (USA), as part of its “Regional Studies in Solid Waste Management” has awarded to IDP the international consulting services for the preparation of the study to identify and understand the factors and barriers of recycling markets worldwide.
The geographic scope of the consulting consists of three blocks, 1) Caribbean Countries, 2) European Union and 3) World Overview, and for each of the areas of study examines:
• Overview of how the recovery of waste is addressed.
• Legal framework that rules waste management and recycling.
• Recovery levels of recyclable materials.
• Incentives and barriers of the system to regenerative and companies.
• Influence of public and private sector.
• Mechanisms of data generation of recovery and generation.
• Services availability for citizens.
• Technologies used in the treatment and management of waste.
• Study of the export route, import and internal flows of recycled materials.
• Economic studies of costs, investments, supply, demand, price volatility, and identification of factors affecting their price.
The consultancy is focusing its studies in the main flow recovery of recyclable materials from municipal waste. However, it is also part of the scope of the study other flows as are the recovery of recyclable materials from the electrical and electronic equipment waste, and recyclables from industrial waste.