Date Added: Dec 2010
In the developing world, recycling is essentially driven by economic necessity, with the associated environmental benefits being a useful and positive by-product. The main incentive for recycling waste, including paper, is its residual economic value. In a developing country like South Africa, businesses in the formal sector are experimenting with models that leverage the strengths of the informal sector in order to streamline their supply chains. Mondi South Africa, a very significant paper producer with a global presence, has created economic opportunities by outsourcing its supply chain of recovered fibre, the industry term for waste paper.