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Waste Picker News 10 November 2013

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(English) SOUTH AFRICA. “300 job cut hits waste pickers in South Africa.” Spy Ghana (9 November 2013). Despite South Africa’s waste management legislation stipulating that incineration be the last resort in waste disposal, approximately 300 waste pickers on the Chloorkop landfill in Kempton Park are set to lose their jobs as a result of Enviroserve’s… Read more »

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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(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 »