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How 'catalytic philanthropy' could solve global waste

Updated: Mar 19

If donors are willing to donate to NGOs addressing education, health or environmental issues, why not also back solutions put forth by small businesses?

The world faces a looming challenge of handling our waste, an increasing percentage of which is made of plastic, which simply does not go away. Plastic usually accounts for up to 20 percent of a municipality’s waste generation by weight, but by volume, the proportion is significantly higher. Most small communities do not have access to solutions, and this is where "catalytic philanthropy," particularly in the resource recovery sector, can make an enormous impact on peoples’ lives on a global basis.

Note: This article was first published in 2017, but the topic, issue and solutions still remain very relevant today.


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