Tag: recyclers’ rights

Waste Picker News 25 August 2013

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(English) TRINIDAD & TOBAGO. Govt to close landfills. Digital Guardian (25 August 2013) by Shaliza Hassanali. Local Government Minister Dr Suruj Rambachan said T&T will try to utilise our pickers in the best way possible.   INDIA. Converting waste into money. The Hindu (23 August 2013) by Tany Kulkarni. The DWCC here is staffed by… Read more »

Waste Picker News 11 August 2013

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(English) INDIA. Better recycling and resource recovery infrastructure is need of the hour. The Hindu (11 August 2013). A Facebook chat on the ‘Garbage problem in Chennai’ with Dharmesh Shah, researcher and environment activist, Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA), and Preethi Sukumaran, CEO & Co-Founder of Krya, earlier this week had nearly 20,000 readers… Read more »

Waste Picker News 4 August 2013

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(English) PHILIPPINES. Waste Pickers Frame Common Agenda, Fight for Right to Socio-legal Recognition.  EcoWaste Coalition (31 July 2013). According to the Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO), waste pickers are either “individuals working and rummaging through garbage on dumps, informal private collectors selling recyclables, or organized sorters tied with unions, cooperatives and associations.”… Read more »

Waste Picker News 28 July 2013

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(English) INDIA. “Sewa founder Ela Bhatt pays tribute to Anasuya Sarabhai.” DNA (28 July 2013) by Gargi Gupta. Ela Bhatt, founder of SEWA (as Self-Employed Women’s Association is known everywhere), says she does not like travelling out of Ahmedabad, her hometown, these days.  At nearly 80, that’s only natural. But the eminent social activist made… Read more »

Waste Pickers 21 July 2013

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(English) INDIA. “Turning garbage into gas.” The Hindu (18 July 2013) by Prem Shankar Jha. There is, however, a catch. Incinerating garbage in Delhi will cost an estimated 200,000 ragpickers their jobs. Throughout the world, moreover, countries are closing incineration plants owing to the hazard they pose to human health. MEXICO. “Mexicans flock to recycle… Read more »