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Waste Pickers News 3 August 2014

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Waste Pickers, Pune, Photo by Julian Luckham

(English) INDIA. 10 lessons for doing business with base of the pyramid markets. The Guardian (31 July 2014). In a recent online discussion experts shared their views on how businesses could best serve the lowest income populations – from business model adaption to the risk of exploitation. BRASIL. ASU Energy Center to help improve life… Read more »

Shrinking Inequalities in Latin America — A Response to the Economist’s “Securing Livelihoods” Edition

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Sonia Dias with waste pickers in Belo Horizonte

By Sonia Dias, WIEGO Waste Sector Specialist “Securing Livelihoods,” the special edition of the Economist produced in partnership with the Rockefeller Foundation, acknowledges that there is a general trend towards increase of inequality with the exception of LatinAmerica (For richer, for poorer), but it fails to pinpoint why inequality is shrinking in that part of… Read more »

Waste Picker News 20 July 2014

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Waste pickers, Brazil

(English) INDIA. Indian Waste Pickers Produce 3D Filament with ProtoPrint. 3D Print (19 July 2014) by Hannah Rose Mendoza. Through Protoprint, waste pickers in India are being given access to the technology necessary to turn the waste plastics they collect into 3D printer filament. GUYANA. New “garbage pickers” co-op launched. Guyana Times (19 July 2014)…. Read more »

Waste Picker News 6 July 2014

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(English) PHILIPPINES. Gift for Pope Francis. Inquirer (7 July 2014) by Aileen Lucero via EcoWaste Coalition. Pope Francis, who is known for his simplicity, his preference for public transportation, and his affection and respect for those who recycle such as the waste pickers, would surely exalt efforts to make his forthcoming visit simple, ecological and… Read more »

Waste Picker News 22 June 2014

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(English) INDIA. App and the city. The Indian Express (22 June 2014) by Saritha Rai. In hi-tech hub Bangalore, which has gone from garden city to garbage city in the span of the last two years, waste-pickers are going digital. ENGLAND. Mr Garbage: the man who will be rifling through rubbish all month for art’s… Read more »