Reuse of solid waste

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Reuse of solid waste
Infrastructure and recycling systems and plants for the reuse of solid waste
SectorMost major industry classification systems use sources of revenue as their basis for classifying companies into specific sectors, subsectors and industries. In order to group like companies based on their sustainability-related risks and opportunities, SASB created the Sustainable Industry Classification System® (SICS®) and the classification of sectors, subsectors and industries in the SDG Investor Platform is based on SICS.
Waste Management
Business Model Description

Invest in infrastructure, systems and logistics for the collection, sorting and recycling of urban solid waste such as plastic, cardboard, tetra pak, glass and others: > Private investment for which investors build, operate and manage recycling plants and systems for reuse, making a profit from the provision of service, sale of recycled and reused material, or other models. > partnerships with recyclers, thus encouraging the formalization of their work, training them, granting them microcredits, etc., so that the collection of the materials is carried out and becomes suppliers.

Expected Impact

Reduce environmental and health impacts caused by lack of solid waste collection and management

Indicative ReturnDescribes the rate of growth an investment is expected to generate within the IOA. The indicative return is identified for the IOA by establishing its Internal Rate of Return (IRR), Return of Investment (ROI) or Gross Profit Margin (GPM).
> 25% (in IRR)
Investment TimeframeDescribes the time period in which the IOA will pay-back the invested resources. The estimate is based on asset expected lifetime as the IOA will start generating accumulated positive cash-flows.
Short Term (0–5 years)
Market SizeDescribes the value of potential addressable market of the IOA. The market size is identified for the IOA by establishing the value in USD, identifying the Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) or providing a numeric unit critical to the IOA.
< USD 50 million
Direct ImpactDescribes the primary SDG(s) the IOA addresses.
Good health and well-being (SDG 3) Sustainable Cities and Communities (SDG 11) Responsible Consumption and Production (SDG 12)
Indirect ImpactDescribes the secondary SDG(s) the IOA addresses.
Life on Land (SDG 15) Climate Action (SDG 13) Clean water and sanitation (SDG 6)
Sector Sources
  • (I) (Ing. Alfredo Bordón et al., 2016) (II) (Undersecretary of State for Financial Administration et al., 2018) (III) (National Government, 2019) (IV) (United Nations, 2016) V ) (Cambridge University Press, 2020) (VI) (Ministry of Public Works and Communications & Inter-American Development Bank - IDB, 2013)
IOA Sources
  • (1) (Gobierno Nacional, 2019) (2) (Daniel Ruiz Galli et al., 2017) (3) (Entrevistas con actores sectoriales, 2020) (4) (WT ENERGY SMEA, s. f.) (5) (Ministerio del Ambiente y Desarrollo Sostenible, 2019) (6) (Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo – BID, s. f.) (7) (Ley No 3956 / GESTIÓN INTEGRAL DE LOS RESIDUOS SÓLIDOS EN LA REPÚBLICA DEL PARAGUAY, 2009) (8) (Gobierno Nacional, 2014) (9) (REDIEX & Ministerio de Industria y Comercio, 2019) (10) (LEY No 5.882/17 DE GESTION INTEGRAL DE PILAS Y BATERÍAS DE USO DOMÉSTICO, 2017) (11) (Cambridge University Press, 2020) (12) (, 2015) (13) (Dirección General de Estadística, Encuestas y Censos, 2019) (14) (Jorge Abbate, 2011) (15) (ABC Color, 2019) (16) (Última Hora, 2018) (17) (Organización Mundial de la Salud/Organización Panamericana de la Salud, 2001) (18) (Diario ABC COLOR, 2015) (19) (Fundación Cideal de Cooperación de Investigación, 2017) (20) (Red Mexicana de Bioenergía, s. f.) (21) (Ministerio de Industria y Comercio, 2019) (22) (Secretaría del Ambiente, s. f.) (23) (ABC Color, 2019) (24) (Wilson Ferreira, 2013) (25) (PNUD, 2020) (26) (Economía Virtual, 2019) (27) (Clara de Iturbe & Verónica Serafina, 2020) (28) (Fundación Cideal de Cooperación de Investigación, 2017) (29) (Diego Díaz, 2019) (29) (Fernando Britez, 2020) (30) (Ceidra, 2017) (31) (Anabella Palacios et al., 2017) (32) (Tomás Joaquín Oviedo, 2014) (33) (Bacn, s.f.) (34) (Código Sanitario, 1980) (35) (Mades, s.f.) (36) (ABC, 2020) (37) (Asunción en orden, 2020)