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Waste Picker News 4 August 2013

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Waste Pickers

(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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Waste pickers

(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 Picker News 14 July 2013

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Waste pickers, India

(English) INDIA. “Ragpickers prefer to be in deep waters.” The Hindu (13 July 2013) by Smriti Kak Ramachandran. Hounded by miscreants, ragpickers at New Delhi’s Yamuna pushta feel safer in their flooded shanties than government shelters. PHILIPPINES. “World Bank satisfied with welfare projects.” Business Word (9 July 2013). The project seeks to improve the livelihood… Read more »

Waste Picker News 7 July 2013

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Waste pickers

(English) INDIA. “6,000 children of waste pickers in city get scholarship.” DNA India (7 July 2013). Stir by KKPKP results in benefits for lakhs of kids across India.The KKPKP representatives pointed out that even though education is free, the scholarship would provide a relief for the parents for other expenses like transport, uniform, notebooks, raincoats,… Read more »

Waste Picker News 30 June 2013

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Waste pickers

(English) INDIA. “ITC to use rag-pickers to clean-up Bangalore.” Vancouver Desi (29 June 2013). FMCG (fast moving consumer goods) major ITC Ltd Saturday extended its ‘wealth out of waste’ programme to Bangalore by roping in rag-pickers and civic workers to make the city greener by cleaning up its garbage. INDIA. “Union scholarship to help 6000… Read more »