Tag: recyclers’ rights

Waste Pickers to Stop Subsidising the Pune Municipal Corporation!

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by Lakshmi Narayanan In 2007 waste pickers in Pune stepped out of garbage containers to establish SWaCH, a workers cooperative to provide front end waste management services to their city. SWaCH enabled their transition from waste pickers to service providers. Seven years later, 2300 waste pickers provide daily door to door waste collection services to 4… Read more »

Waste Picker News 5 January 2014

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(English) BURMA. “Burma Could Learn From India: Channeling Diversity into Democracy Instead of Strife.” Epoch Times (4 January 2014) by Venus Upadhayaya. “In a broader picture, India cannot only help us to establish our democratic process, but [can] also help us to look at the question of various ethnic nationalities in a national set-up.” PAKISTAN…. Read more »

Waste Picker News 22 December 2013

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(English) INDIA. “Being the voice of the voiceless.” Bangalore Mirror Bureau (22 December 2013) by Khushali P Madhwani. As the Community Radio movement celebrates a decade of its existence in India, we revisit the story of Radio Active, Bangalore’s first community radio station. KENYA. “Big lift for Kenya’s e-cycling.” Recycling International (19 December 2013).IT equipment… Read more »

Bogota’s Zero Waste Programme Mayoral Controversy

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On March 2, 2014, Bogota will be holding a referendum on whether to reinstate its Mayor, Gustavo Petro, after he was removed from office by a ruling of Colombia’s Inspector-General Alejandro Ordóñez. The Inspector-General of Colombia has ruled that Petro, who was democratically-elected, Gustavo Petro, should be removed from his position based on actions taken… Read more »

Polêmica do Programa Lixo Zero da Prefeitura de Bogotá

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No dia 2 de março de 2014, Bogotá realizará um plebiscito para decidir se seu Prefeito, Gustavo Petro, retomará seu cargo após perder o cargo devido a uma sentença do Inspetor Geral da Colômbia, Alejandro Ordoñez. O Inspetor Geral da Colômbia decidiu que Petro, que foi eleito por vias democráticas, deveria perder seu cargo devido… Read more »