The World Bank invests in Morocco’s recycling and waste management strategy, estimated to create 50,000 to 70,000 jobs by 2022:
A $130 million project to support the Moroccan national goal of achieving a 20% recycling rate by 2022, and ensuring all remaining municipal solid waste is disposed in sanitary landfills, has been approved by the World Bank Group’s Board of Executive Directors.
According to the World Bank, the project will focus on boosting solid waste services in urban areas, while improving conditions and incomes for traditional jobs associated with solid waste management, namely the ‘waste pickers,’ and developing new businesses and jobs based on recycling.
The explained that with 60% of Morocco’s population living in cities, the country is faced with a pressing demand for more efficient and affordable solid waste management and for sustainably disposing of a growing waste production of around 5.5 million tonnes per year.
The ambitious government program is said to have achieved significant results in improving the overall management of solid waste services and nurturing public confidence in its efficiency and reliability…[Full Story]