Category: Waste Pickers

Waste Picker News 25 May 2014

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(English) NEPAL. Waste mgmt project benefits garbage pickers. eKantipur (25 May 2014). The 36-month Poverty Reduction of Informal Workers in Solid Waste Management Sector Project implemented by Practical Action, an INGO working for the welfare of socially excluded groups, directly benefited 4,341 informal waste workers, the organisation’s programme chief Shirish Singh said at a programme… Read more »

Global Alliance of Waste Pickers Newsletter

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We are happy to share with you the 9th edition of the Global Alliance of Waste Pickers newsletter, “Struggles and Victories: Waste Pickers on the Frontline.” A new video from Bogota shows the continued struggle of the organized waste pickers for their already-won rights as the city’s service providers. On International Women’s Day, a powerful… Read more »

A Cloud of Uncertainty for Waste Pickers in Bogota

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By Olga Abizaid Gustavo Petro was reinstated as Mayor of Bogota in April, but the fate of the waste management system he established is far from clear. And this uncertainty is a source of worry for Bogota’s waste pickers. Petro’s Zero Waste programme of 2012, included in the Municipal Decree 564, entailed the remunicipalization of… Read more »

Una nube de incertidumbre para los recicladores de Bogotá

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Por Olga Abizaid Gustavo Petro fue restituido como Alcalde de Bogotá en abril pero el futuro del sistema de manejo de residuos que estableció está lejos de ser claro. Y esta incertidumbre es una fuente de preocupación para los recicladores de Bogotá. El programa de Basura Cero que Petro estableció a partir de 2012, incluido… Read more »

Waste Picker News 11 May 2014

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(English) INDIA. Tackling urban India’s garbage crisis. The Hindu Business Line (11 May 2014) by Narendr Pani. The new system removed the role played by rag-pickers. The fact that this was a source of livelihood for the poorest did not enter the picture. As long as rag-pickers were not seen, there was no reason to… Read more »