Category: Waste Pickers

Waste Picker News 27 April 2014

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(English) BANGLADESH. Scale up community recycling initiatives. Dhaka Tribune (26 April 2014). Waste has always been viewed as a resource by waste pickers and informal recyclers, so schemes which combine this sector with raising public awareness of the importance of fighting litter and improving recycling, should be expanded and supported. INDIA. NGO turns trash to cash, gives… Read more »

Waste Picker News 13 April 2014

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(English) INDIA. Wastepicker found dead in Dhankawdi. Times of India (13 April 2014).  A 10-year-old wastepicker was found dead at Sambhajinagar in Dhankawdi on Saturday morning. INDIA. These 8,000 workers aren’t just trash talking. Mid-day (11 April 2014) by Swapnal Tilekar. They are the unsung heroes that ensure that the city isn’t run over with heaps and… Read more »

Waste Picker News 30 March 2014

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(English) INDIA. Waste-picker from city loses chance to speak at world forum. The Indian Express (30 March 2014). Suman More was among the three Indian women selected to speak at the event. The Spain Embassy refused to provide transit visa to all three saying they do not have sufficient “financial health” to return to their country… Read more »

Waste Picker News 16 March 2014

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(English) INDIA. SWaCH gains national fame on Aamir’s show, yet to find local support. The Indian Express (16 March 2014) by Manoj Dattatrye. City based workers’ cooperative, SWaCH (Solid Waste Collection and Handling) -which keeps Pune city clean by collecting tonnes of waste daily- gained national fame on Sunday when its work was highlighted in Aamir… Read more »

International Women’s Day 2014: Waste Pickers Inspiring Change

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International Women’s Day, March 8th, is just around the corner, and what better way to promote gender equality than with the theme of “Inspiring Change”? To inspire change for women, specifically those who are on the bottom rungs of society, is to assist them in developing economic empowerment. In the following article, written by Leslie… Read more »