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Waste Picker News 27 October 2013

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(English) GLOBAL. “Material Remains: The Perpetual Challenge of Garbage.” Scientific American (25 October 2013) by Robin Nagle. For millennia, we humans have tried many ways to dispose of our waste, such as burning, burying and even moving away from it. How we safely handle trash, including new kinds from modern technology, will be essential to… Read more »

Waste Picker News 13 October 2013

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(English) LATIN AMERICA. Integrating the Informal Waste Recycling Sector in Latin America. Waste Wise (13 October 2013). “The state and the municipalities need to recognize the service that waste pickers are providing. This is happening in many places in Latin America (Colombia, Brazil and Argentina). Little by little the waste pickers are starting to be… Read more »

Waste Picker News 29 September 2013

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(English) GLOBAL. Naomi Klein fails to recognise political challenges of cutting emissions. The Guardian (26 September 2013) by Robin Rix. The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) also needs to address the criticism that a small number of projects have had damaging non-climate impacts, such as dams flooding villages or covered landfill sites putting waste-pickers out of… Read more »

Waste Picker News 15 September 2013

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(English) PHILIPPINES. Operation of toxic landfill to face Council scrutiny. Cebu Daily News. 16 September 2013) by Doris C. Bongcac. Cabrera said Cebu City has to reassess its approach to solid waste management. It also has to look into the welfare of about 500 landfill waste pickers, one of the aspects to be incorporated in… Read more »

Waste Picker News 8 September 2013

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Waste pickers in Tibet, by M. Chen

(English) INDIA. Traffic to be diverted ahead of Ganesh festival. DNA (7 September 2013). SWaCH to collect nirmalya from 12 spotS.”For the past six years, waste pickers have been successfully implementing the Nirmalya Collection and Recycling Project with the support of Pune Municipal Corporation(PMC). Last year alone, SWaCH diverted 90 tonne of nirmalya from Pune… Read more »