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Materials Recovery Facility Tool Kit

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Summary

Through the 3R initiative (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle), recycling will become part of local governments' solid waste management. To some extent, it will formalize parts of waste processing, largely handled by informal sector waste pickers and recyclers. With this publication, the Asian Development Bank aims to support the 3R initiative and encourage developing member countries to initiate investments in materials recovery facilities, which are essential tools for waste recycling under the initiative. This tool kit will be useful in deciding the size and design of such facilities as it also provides an indication of the cost of such investments.

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