Inclusive Recycling (2016)

Group Focus

This group is examining the relationships between different actors in inclusive recycling value chains, and exploring how to design programs and interventions that generate shared value. Key questions include: how to design inclusive recycling initiatives that balance social, environmental, and economic impacts? What is the extended producer responsibility? What opportunities exist in using materials that can be reused, recycled, or repurposed?

Case Presentations

  • Danone
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • SWaCH
  • Wecyclers
  • D-Lab
  • TakaTaka Solutions
  • Triciclos
  • Universidad de la Frontera (part of Melton Foundation network)
  • Global Green Logistics

Group Members

Representatives from these organizations: Danone, Johnson & Johnson, Melton Foundation, Philips Healthcare, TakaTaka Solutions (part of Siemens Stiftung's Empowering People Network), Wecyclers, World Vision International.


Check back soon for three outputs under development: case studies and best practices for inclusive recycling initiatives; initial design of an app for waste pickers and description of group co-design process; case studies and framework for assessing inclusive recycling apps.