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Waste Picker News 15 September 2013

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Waste pickers

(English) PHILIPPINES. Operation of toxic landfill to face Council scrutiny. Cebu Daily News. 16 September 2013) by Doris C. Bongcac. Cabrera said Cebu City has to reassess its approach to solid waste management. It also has to look into the welfare of about 500 landfill waste pickers, one of the aspects to be incorporated in… Read more »

Waste Picker News 8 September 2013

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Waste pickers in Tibet, by M. Chen

(English) INDIA. Traffic to be diverted ahead of Ganesh festival. DNA (7 September 2013). SWaCH to collect nirmalya from 12 spotS.”For the past six years, waste pickers have been successfully implementing the Nirmalya Collection and Recycling Project with the support of Pune Municipal Corporation(PMC). Last year alone, SWaCH diverted 90 tonne of nirmalya from Pune… Read more »

A World of Waste: WIEGO on Al Jazeera

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Refusing to Be Cast Aside: Waste Pickers Organizing Around the World

On September 7, Melanie Sampson, Africa Waste Sector Specialist for our partners at WIEGO, appeared on Al Jazeera’s program “South 2 North” in the episode “A World of Waste.”  Melanie explained “the role of ‘waste-pickers’ – informal labourers who sort through waste to find parts to recycle – and how the exclusion of these workers from… Read more »

Waste Picker News 25 August 2013

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Waste pickers

(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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Waste collection

(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 »