SCRAP METAL INCLUSIVE RECYCLING in barcelona
Category: Inclusive Business Assessment&Development
Goal: Analyze, evaluate and design the creation of an inclusive business initiative integrating the informal scrap waste pickers community in Barcelona.
Motivation: Implement an innovative and feasible business model based on collecting, transforming and selling scrap and other materials to dignify and formalize the activity of the informal waste pickers in Barcelona.
Impact / Expected impact: Nowadays, around 1.000 people in develop the scrap picking and selling activity in an informal way in Barcelona. At an initial stage, we expected to gradually integrate the highest possible number of individuals in this new valorization system. As the economic margins in this activity are small, the formalization of the scrap picking and selling needs a big external support to be feasible. At this moment, we are transforming this initiative from scrap metal to industrial waste valorization in order to improve both the environmental and income impact figures, making this new inclusive recycling company model sustainable.
Partners: Ajuntament de Barcelona (Barcelona City Council)
Execution period: 2012-2013 and 2014-2015. Project under execution