Tag: catadores

Waste Picker News 30 March 2014

by | Filed under Uncategorized, Waste Pickers.

Waste pickers

(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

by | Filed under Uncategorized, Waste Pickers.

Waste pickers

(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 »

Waste Picker News 2 March 2014

by | Filed under Waste Pickers.

Waste pickers

(English) INDIA. A clean-up act in Ahmedabad. Business Standard (2 March 2014) by Vinay Umarji. Let’s Recycle is revolutionising dry waste mgmt in the city; expanding a challenge. In Nepra, we found an exciting model that could develop an entire value chain of collection, involving rag pickers and engaging them in the mainstream,” says Ajay Maniar, principal,… Read more »

Waste Picker News 16 February 2014

by | Filed under Uncategorized, Waste Pickers.

Waste pickers

(English) INDIA. Villagers’ call to ban plastic bags now a PMC proposal. Pune Mirror (16 February 2014) by Siddharth Gadkari. If ratified at all levels, the plastic bag your friendly neighbourhood grocer throws in for free will cost `15; thermocol plates and cups will be banned as well. GLOBAL. Informal Networks Provide Essential Services in Cities. Triple… Read more »

Waste Picker News 2 February 2014

by | Filed under Waste Pickers.

Waste pickers

(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 »