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.
Infrastructure
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. This include 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.

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
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IOA Sources
  • (1) Lourdes Aquino. 2017. El potencial económico del aprovechamiento de la basura. https://ghp.com.py/2017/08/24/el-potencial-economico-del-aprovechamiento-de-la-basura/ (2) Última Hora. 2015. Municipalidad recoge en promedio el 67% de la basura producida en Asunción. https://www.ultimahora.com/municipalidad-recoge-promedio-el-67-la-basura-producida-asuncion-n954160 (3) Dirección General de Estadística, Encuestas y Censos. 2019. Vivienda y Hogar. https://www.ine.gov.py/publicacion/10/vivienda-y-hogar (4) Tomás Joaquín Oviedo. 2014. Estudio de factibilidad para planta de reciclado de residuos de plástico PET. https://rdu.unc.edu.ar/handle/11086/1542 (5) Secretaría Técnica de Planificación. 2004. Evaluación regional Servicios de manejo de residuos sólidos municipales. https://iris.paho.org/bitstream/handle/10665.2/10118/msolidos.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y#:~:text=La%20tasa%20promedio%20de%20generaci%C3%B3n,d%C3%ADa%20en%20las%20poblaciones%20urbanas. (6) Jorge Abbate. 2011. Gestión integral de residuos sólidos urbanos de Altos. https://www.geam.org.py/v3/blog/gestion-integral-de-residuos-solidos-urbanos-de-altos/ (7) Red Mexicana de Bioenergía, s. f. (8) Fundación Cideal de Cooperación de Investigación. 2017. (9) Gobierno Nacional de Paraguay. 2021. Plan Nacional de Pueblos Indígenas. https://www.indi.gov.py/application/files/8716/1903/8084/Plan_Nacional_Pueblos_Indigenas_-_version_digital.pdf (10) Unión Industrial Paraguaya. 2022. Programa de oportunidades circulares proveerá apoyo financiero. https://uip.org.py/2022/06/22/programa-de-oportunidades-circulares-proveera-apoyo-financiero/#:~:text=El%20Programa%20de%20Oportunidades%20Circulares,en%20econom%C3%ADa%20circular%20en%20Paraguay. (11) Congreso de la Nación Paraguaya. 2009. LEY Nº 3965. https://www.bacn.gov.py/leyes-paraguayas/3208/gestion-integral-de-los-residuos-solidos-en-la-republica-del-paraguay (12) Congreso de la Nación Paraguaya. 2017. LEY Nº 5882. https://www.bacn.gov.py/leyes-paraguayas/9779/ley-n-5882-de-gestion-integral-de-pilas-y-baterias-de-uso-domestico#:~:text=Esta%20ley%20tiene%20por%20objeto,recursos%20naturales%20y%20el%20ambiente. (13) Congreso de la Nación Paraguaya. 1991. LEY Nº: 60/90. https://www.mic.gov.py/mic/w/industria/ddi/pdf/Ley60-90.pdf (14) Congreso de la Nación Paraguaya. 2015. LEY Nº 5542. https://www.bacn.gov.py/leyes-paraguayas/4523/garantias-para-las-inversiones-y-fomento-a-la-generacion-de-empleo-y-el-desarrollo-economico-y-social (15) Congreso de la Nación Paraguaya. 2013. LEY Nº 4903. https://www.bacn.gov.py/leyes-paraguayas/966/ley-n-4903-de-parques-industriales