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The Nirmalaya Project: Waste Pickers Educate Pune’s Citizens

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The Nirmalaya Collection and Recycling project aims to reduce pollution by diverting the nirmalaya offerings that accompany the Ganapati idols into the river when they are immersed. Waste pickers can testify to the huge volume of nirmalaya offerings –paper, plastic, thermocol, flowers, coconuts, fruits – that ends up choking the river. Waste pickers used to… Read more »

O Projeto Nirmalaya: catadores Educam os Cidadãos de Pune

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O projeto de Coleta e Reciclagem de Oferendas tem o objetivo de reduzir a poluição através do desvio das oferendas que acompanham as imagens de Ganapati quando elas são afundadas no rio. Os catadores são testemunhas do enorme volume de oferendas – papel, plástico, poliestireno, flores, cocos, frutas – que acabam amontoando no rio. Os… Read more »

Waste Picker News 27 October 2013

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Waste pickers

(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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Waste pickers

(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 »