|| Post-collection Recovery || refers to practices
aimed at avoiding landfilling of solid waste by preserving and utilizing its residual material value. There are several methods of recovery including mechanical recycling, chemical recycling, composting, anaerobic digestion, energy recovery, in addition to emerging novel recovery methods. Waste sortation is often prerequisite to each of these processes, depending on collection methods. Waste disposal refers to landfilling practices.
The PCR requirements of SWEEP take into account four key performance indicators (KPI) related to Post Collection Recovery:
- Efficiency and Effectiveness
- Environmental Performance
- Economic Performance
- Working Conditions and Social Impact