Researchers want to adapt South Africa's current waste management system to boost recycling and waste accountability.
A provision known as extended producer responsibility (EPR) will see the waste producers take on more duties in the collection of recyclable goods.
Waste researcher, Linda Godfrey says that municipal services, private companies and informal bin collectors will have to collaborate to improve the country's waste hierarchy.
It's key that we have to integrate them. The informal sector plays a crucial role in South Africa's recycling economy.— Prof Linda Godfrey, Principal Scientist at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research
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