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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 »

Formalização da Economia Informal? – Um Diálogo sobre Políticas

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por Deia de Brito O “Formalização na Economia Informal?” reuniu trabalhadores informais (trabalhadores domésticos, vendedores ambulantes e catadores), especialistas na economia informal e representantes do governo para compartilhar seus pontos de vista e buscar uma compreensão comum. Ele foi organizado pelo Mulheres no Trabalho Informal: Globalizando e Organizando (WIEGO), uma rede de trabalho global de… Read more »

Formalizing the Informal Economy? – A Policy Dialogue

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by Deia de Brito “Formalizing the Informal Economy?” brought together informally employed workers (domestic workers, street vendors and waste pickers), experts on the informal economy, and government representatives to share their perspectives and search for common understanding. It was organized by Women in the Informal Economy: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO), a global action-research-policy network that… Read more »