Solid Waste Management

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Solid Waste Management
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

Provide solid waste management services such as the collection, sorting, treatment and recycling of solid waste, including paper and plastics, sourced from individuals, businesses, and sub-contractors as a producer responsibility organization (PRO) complying with the extended producer responsibility (EPR) regulation, and 2040 single-use plastics (SUP) phase-out policy. Collection networks are developed within the company by establishing logistic networks around designated collection points. Collected materials are transformed into secondary raw materials including but not limited to plastic pellets, wood plastic or recycled plastic raw materials.

Expected Impact

Foster a circular economy and promote a more efficient use of resources and a cleaner environment.

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).
20% - 25% (in GPM)
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.
Medium Term (5–10 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 100 million - USD 1 billion
Average Ticket Size (USD)Describes the USD amount for a typical investment required in the IOA.
< USD 500,000
Direct ImpactDescribes the primary SDG(s) the IOA addresses.
Sustainable Cities and Communities (SDG 11) Responsible Consumption and Production (SDG 12)
Indirect ImpactDescribes the secondary SDG(s) the IOA addresses.
Decent Work and Economic Growth (SDG 8) Good health and well-being (SDG 3) Affordable and Clean Energy (SDG 7)
Sector Sources
  • 1) Ministry of Environment, Solid Waste Management and Climate Change. Solid Waste Management in Mauritius. 2) Republic of Mauritius. 2021. Budget Speech 2021-2022, Better Together. 3) Government of Mauritius. 2013. Maurice Ile Durable: Policy, Strategy and Action Plan. 4) World Bank. 2021. Mauritius Country Economic Memorandum: Through the Eye of a Perfect Storm. 5) Ministère de l’Environnement, de la Gestion des déchets et du Changement climatique. 2019. La Gestion des Déchêts, Les Assises de l'Environnement. 6) Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 2019. Voluntary National Review Report of Mauritius 2019. 7) UNDP-Business Mauritius. 2021. Circular Economy: Optimising private sector investment in Mauritius. 8) SDG Index Dashboards. 2021. Mauritius. 9) PAGE. 2015. Green Economy Assessment Mauritius.
IOA Sources
  • 10) Atics. 11) Luxconsult. 12) 21 Janvier 2022. Conséquence d’une grève : accumulation de lixiviat au centre d’enfouissement de Mare-Chicose. 13) UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs. SDG Indicator Base. 14) Ministry of Environment. 2020. Review of the Mauritius’ Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC). 15) President of the Republic of Mauritius. 2015. The Environment Protection (Banning of Plastic Bags) (Amendment) Regulations 2015. 16) President of the Republic of Mauritius. 2001. The Environment Protection (Standards for Hazardous Wastes) Regulations 2001. 17) President of the Republic of Mauritius. 2006. The Environment Protection (Collection, Storage, Treatment, Use and Disposal of Waste Oil) Regulations 2006. 18) President of the Republic of Mauritius. 2004. The Local Government (Registration of Scavenging Contractors) Regulations 2004. 19) President of the Republic of Mauritius. 2002. The Environmental Protection Act. 20) President of the Republic of Mauritius. 2008. The Environment Protection (Industrial Waste Audit) Regulations 2008. 21) SUNREF Mauritius. Towards a greener future SUNREF Mauritius, the lending programme that promotes green and inclusive growth. 22) Republic of Mauritius. 2019. Budget speech 2019-2020, Embracing a brighter future together as a nation. 23) African Development Bank. 2020. Country Strategic Paper (CSP) 2014-2018 and CSP update 2019-2020 Completion Report and 2020 Country Portfolio Performance Review. 24) ILO. 2014. Green jobs assessment Mauritius. 25) Republic of Mauritius. 2021. Public Sector investment Programme 2021 - 2022 to 2025 - 2026. 26) Government of Mauritius. June 15, 2020. Construction industry to drive the economic recovery of Mauritius, states National Infrastructure Minister.,-states-National-Infrastructure-Minister.aspx. 27) UNOPS. 2020. Infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women. 28) UNOPS. 2020. Infrastructure for Small Island Developing States, The role of infrastructure in enabling sustainable, resilient and inclusive development in SIDS. 29) World Bank Group. 2018. What a Waste 2.0 : A Global Snapshot of Solid Waste Management to 2050. 30) Republic of Mauritius. 2007. National Environmental Policy (NEP). 31) Ministry of Environment, Sustainable Development and Disaster and Beach Management. 2016. Award of Procurement Contract, Notice under section 40(7) of the Public Procurement Act. 32) National Audit Office. 2020. Environment Protection - Ensuring Proper Disposal of Hazardous Wastes. 33) S. Fokeer. 2016. Industrial Waste Assessment in the Republic of Mauritius: Opportunities for Industrial Symbiosis. 34) Government of Mauritius New. 2016. Government agrees to the establishment of an e-Wastes Management System. 35) UNDP. 2017. Republic of Mauritius: Industrial Waste Assessment, Opportunities for Industrial Symbiosis. 36) L. McAllister, A. Magee, B. Hale. 2014. Health and Human Rights Journal. Women, E-Waste, and Technological Solutions to Climate Change. 37) S. Goorah and R. Boojhawon. 2009. The health impact of nonhazardous solid waste disposal in a community: the case of the Mare Chicose landfill in Mauritius. 38) President of the Republic of Mauritius. 2013. Local Government (Registration of Recycler and Exporter) Regulations 2013. 39) Afrik21. 2020. Inside Capital invests $3.1M in WeCycle for waste recycling. 40) Corporate and Business Registration Department. 2022. File No C109193. 41) Ministry of Environment, Solid Waste Management and Climate Change. 2022. Briefing on Strategy and Action Plan on Resource Recovery and Recycling. 42) African Development Bank. 2018. Mauritius. 43) NDTV. 2022. India Extends $527 Million Financial Assistance To Mauritius. 44) President of the Republic of Mauritius. 2020. Government Programme 2020-2024, Towards an Inclusive, High Income and Green Mauritius, Forging Ahead.