CONVERTING TRASH TO CASH
- 23 Nov
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The waste generated in Zimbabwe presents opportunities for the waste recycling industry. Waste is waste to one but to another is a raw material to produce something “new”. The Environmental Management Agency (EMA) is working with several innovators who have identified a niche in using what others feel like discarding as their raw materials. This is known as recycling. Some communities who might be lacking in technology and resources have identified opportunities in becoming tributaries to recycling entrepreneurs adopting waste recovery and collecting as their core livelihood strategy by Converting Trash to Cash.”
What is ‘Trash to Cash?
Trash to Cash means deriving monetary benefits from waste. It aims to bring out business opportunities in waste management so that different stakeholders can play a part in waste management. As such, waste will under this concept bear a price tag. Corporates have invested in the recycling industry while some communities organized themselves into groups and pool resources to be tributaries, streaming back waste from where it is discarded to the recycling firms. Should we return all the waste to where it originated, this is the panacea to waste management challenges facing the country.