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Responsible Sourcing Initiative: Uplifting informal waste workers to streamline recycling

Packaging Insights

Author: Radhika Sikaria


The Circulate Initiative launched the Responsible Sourcing Initiative with program funding from Minderoo Foundation and The Coca-Cola Company, recognizing the roles and contributions of the informal waste workers. By convening and facilitating value chain actors to adopt harmonized responsible sourcing practices, the initiative has set targets to improve livelihoods for an estimated 50,000 informal waste workers by 2025.


“Our Responsible Sourcing Initiative aims to drive systemic change across the entire value chain, bringing together brands, investors, recyclers, aggregators and waste worker associations to adopt harmonized responsible sourcing practices,” Annerieke Douma, director of programs at The Circulate Initiative, tells Packaging Insights.


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