Pilot programme shows residents’ willingness to support waste reclaimers
A study has shown that creating personal relationships with reclaimers increases the likelihood of waste being separated at home, and provides much-needed support to ailing informal reclaimers hit hard by lockdown.
BOTTLED-UP: Two reclaimers help sort PET plastic bottles for recycling. A pilot programme in Joburg has helped solidify the reclaimer-resident relationship and empowered residents to recycle at home. Image: Supplied