Regional Initiative for Inclusive Recycling

The Regional Initiative for Inclusive Recycling is a regional platform that aims to articulate strategies, actions, investments and knowledge about inclusive recycling. The initiative contributes to the development of inclusive recycling systems while seeking economic, social and environmental sustainability throughout the continent. This is achieved by promoting the formalization and improvement of conditions for grassroots waste pickers and by creating a circular economy of recycling. The project was born in 2011 in the Water and Sanitation Division of the Inter-American Development Bank in collaboration with IDB LAB, Coca-Cola Latin America, PepsiCo Latin America, the Latin American and Caribbean Network of Recyclers and the Avina Foundation.

Institutional design


Formalization: is the innovation embedded in the constitution or legislation, in an administrative act, or not formalized at all?

Frequency: how often does the innovation take place: only once, sporadically, or is it permanent or regular?

Mode of Selection of Participants: is the innovation open to all participants, access is restricted to some kind of condition, or both methods apply?

Type of participants: those who participate are individual citizens, civil society organizations, private stakeholders or a combination of those?

Decisiveness: does the innovation takes binding, non-binding or no decision at all?

Co-governance: is there involvement of the government in the process or not?

not backed by constitution nor legislation, nor by any governmental policy or program 
Mode of selection of participants
Type of participants
citizens civil society private stakeholders  
democratic innovation yields a non-binding decision  


  • Deliberation
  • Direct Voting
  • E-Participation
  • Citizen Representation


  • Accountability
  • Responsiveness
  • Rule of Law
  • Political Inclusion
  • Social Equality

Policy cycle

Agenda setting
Formulation and decision-making
Policy Evaluation


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