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Waste Picker News June 16 2013

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(English) BRAZIL. “Garbage to gold: Brazil’s catadores turn trash into art.” CNN (12 June 2013) by Eoghan Macguire and Sofia Fernandes. ASMARE is a collective of some 200 catadores who collect and separate recyclable materials. Many transform the items they find into jewelry or works of art before selling them. Here a necklace and earring… Read more »

Waste Picker News June 9 2013

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(English) INDIA. “Young green warriors create awareness.” Asian Age (8 June 2013) by Bhawana Anand. Almost 45 students from some non-profit organisations including Ektara and Chintan were seen spreading the message for cleaner environment through awareness lectures, planting. INDONESIA. “Indonesia’s rubbish dump families benefit from recycling program.” Radio Australia (7 June 2013). A charity with… Read more »

Waste Picker News June 2 2013

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(ENGLISH) INDIA. “Love your city, respect ragpickers, segregate waste.” DNA India (May 31, 2013). By Amrita Nayak Dutta. Vinod Shetty, director of Acorn Foundation, India, an NGO which works closely with the ragpickers, especially in Dharavi said it is important to respect them. ARGENTINA. “Let Me Recycle That For You. Please.” The Atlantic Cities (29… Read more »

Waste PIcker News May 26 2013

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(ENGLISH) INDIA. “Waste pickers demand equipment, safety gear.” Times of India (May 25, 2013). Waste pickers from across the city gathered in front of the Pune Municipal Corporation’s (PMC) headquarters on Friday and demanded waste-collection equipment and safety gear. They also sought safe working conditions as promised in a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the… Read more »

Waste Picker News May 19 2013

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(ENGLISH) INDIA. “The ‘take back’ model.” The Hindu  (May 19, 2013) by Yuthika Bahargava. With increasing amounts of e-waste posing a huge threat to the environment, IFC and Attero Recycling have come together to start the ‘Clean e-India’ initiative, where they plan to involve rag-pickers and local scrap dealers for proper disposal of electronic waste…. Read more »