This course focuses on the potential for decent work promotion and green business development across the waste hierarchy, with a focus on waste collection; reuse, refurbishment and remanufacturing; sorting and recycling; as well as reduction at source. Lessons will be learned from a review of the international literature, analysis of case studies and interviews with those involved.
There will be special emphasis on:
- Improving current jobs and livelihoods - Developing solutions to bridge gaps in the recognition and integration of the contributions made by workers and SMMEs in the informal economy.
- Unlocking new opportunities - Identifying business ideas in the circular economy (product design and manufacture; waste reuse, refurbishment and remanufacturing) and jobs in new, alternative waste treatment technologies but also for new waste streams.