A World for Recycling

Quote from: International Institute for Sustainable Development “What is Sustainable Development?":

Manufacturers must “communicate with recyclers, design products that are durable but also highly recyclable..., and label their recyclability and recycled content accordingly

Consumers must“be aware of local recycling policies, to recycle responsibly, but also to purchase accordingly and buy recycled in order to create a market for recyclables

Municipalities must provide curbside recycling and collection locations for hard-to-recycle items and share residents’ education with haulers

Haulers must work with municipalities in providing convenient and financially enticing service to residents and receiving adequate training from materials recovery facilities.

Materials recovery facilities (MRFs) must sort effectively and offer the greatest quality of sorted materials (i.e., with the lowest rate of contaminants)

Recycler smust communicate with manufacturers, to make their products visible and widely available, and to encourage upcycling and recycling versus downcycling (i.e., made into an unrecyclable lesser kind of product) markets.

INTEGRATED SUSTAINABLE WASTE MANAGEMENT (ISWM) includes both the physical and governance aspects; ISWM is at least partially a WM-focused response to sustainable development.

Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. It contains within it two key concepts: the concept of needs, in particular the essential needs of the world's poor, to which overriding priority should be given; and •the idea of limitations imposed by the state of technology and social organization on the environment's ability to meet present and future needs. - Our Common Future, Brundtland Report 1987

Sustainable development recognizes that growth must be both inclusive and environmentally sound to reduce poverty and build shared prosperity for today’s population and to continue to meet the needs of future generations. It is efficient with resources and carefully planned to deliver both immediate and long-term benefits for people, planet, and prosperity. The three pillars of sustainable development – economic growth, environmental stewardship, and social inclusion –carry across all sectors of development, from cities facing rapid urbanization to agriculture, infrastructure, energy development and use, water availability, and transportation. - The World Bank

The three pillars of sustainable development are economic growth, environmental stewardship, and social inclusion.

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