This Action aligns with the following Calls to Action from the Circular Economy Action Agenda for Plastics
7. Strategically plan sorting and recycling facilities in compliance with trade regulations
9. Integrate and advance decent work in the transition to a circular economy in plastics
8. Make the recycled plastics market competitive
TriCiclos creates solutions to review the waste generation before its design, that is, from the beginning of the material production chain up to the end of the cycle when waste is handled. The ambition of Recycling Solutions is to ensure that waste has a circular destination (reuse and recycling). This involves planning and implementing collection and sorting stations for recyclable materials, and ensuring that these systems work in line with social inclusion by building relationships with Waste Pickers Cooperatives.
TriCiclos is setting up the first models of Puntos Limpios operation with formalized waste pickers cooperatives, in order to prepare for the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) regulation. Efforts are being made around recovering more material, which due to the pandemic, fell by a 70%. Additionally, in 2021 a mid-scale pilot for the recovery and strengthening of flexible Polypropylene (PP) value chain will be implemented.