Drivers to Sustainable Plastic Solid Waste Recycling: A Review

Bupe G. Mwanza, Charles Mbohwa

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Waste recycling is a livelihood for the marginalized society in the developing economies and it is not surprising to find recycling of municipal solid waste (MSW) been carried out. Plastic waste is a waste type in MSW yet a number of challenges still exist in managing this waste type. A literature review was conducted to identify the key drivers to sustainable development of post-consumer packaging plastic waste recycling systems in developed and developing economies. A number of articles focusing on drivers or factors influencing sustainable management and recycling of solid waste and municipal solid waste were reviewed. Further analysis of the results indicated a number of drivers from the economic, environmental and social aspect as drivers to sustainable development of recycling systems for post-consumer packaging plastic solid waste.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)649-656
Number of pages8
JournalProcedia Manufacturing
Publication statusPublished - 2017


  • Drivers
  • Manufacturing
  • Plastics
  • Recycling
  • Solid Waste
  • Sustainable

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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