Category: Waste Pickers

Global Waste Picker’s Day: A Short History

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Why should all Inclusive Cities celebrate Global Waste Picker’s Day?  This post, from the Global Alliance of Waste Pickers, explains:  International Waste Pickers’ Day is celebrated on March 1 in memory of the massacre in Colombia in which 11 workers were brutally killed at the Universidad Libre de Barranquilla (University of Barranquilla).  In March of 1992, in… Read more »

Waste Pickers Work

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Here at Inclusive Cities, March 1st is always a big day. It’s the day we celebrate the work — reducing waste that ends up in dump-sites, lowering CO2 emissions, and saving their municipalities millions of dollars — that waste pickers around the world achieve.  If you are an urban planner or waste manager, you’ll want… Read more »

Waste Picker News 2 February 2014

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(English) AFRICA. Africa: The ABCs of E-Waste. All Africa (1 February 2014) by Shaun Swingler. More than 70% of all electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) imported into Ghana is second-hand, according to a 2011 report published by the Basel Convention’s E-waste Africa Project, which investigates and tries to solve e-waste problems on the continent. INDIA. Waste pickers co-operative… Read more »

Waste Picker News 19 January 2014

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(English) NEPAL. Rag pickers toil in unhygienic condition as authorities turn blind eye. Republica (18 January 2014). Early in the morning when students dress up for school and employees get ready for their offices, Danbir Pariyar prepares to leave for a place everyone prefers to avoid: a landfill site. GLOBAL. Junkyard Planet by Adam Minter -review- The Guardian… Read more »

Waste Picker News 5 January 2014

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(English) BURMA. “Burma Could Learn From India: Channeling Diversity into Democracy Instead of Strife.” Epoch Times (4 January 2014) by Venus Upadhayaya. “In a broader picture, India cannot only help us to establish our democratic process, but [can] also help us to look at the question of various ethnic nationalities in a national set-up.” PAKISTAN…. Read more »