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Waste Picker News 2 February 2014

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(English) AFRICA. Africa: The ABCs of E-Waste. All Africa (1 February 2014) by Shaun Swingler. More than 70% of all electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) imported into Ghana is second-hand, according to a 2011 report published by the Basel Convention’s E-waste Africa Project, which investigates and tries to solve e-waste problems on the continent. INDIA. Waste pickers co-operative… Read more »

Waste Picker News 19 January 2014

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(English) NEPAL. Rag pickers toil in unhygienic condition as authorities turn blind eye. Republica (18 January 2014). Early in the morning when students dress up for school and employees get ready for their offices, Danbir Pariyar prepares to leave for a place everyone prefers to avoid: a landfill site. GLOBAL. Junkyard Planet by Adam Minter -review- The Guardian… Read more »

Waste Pickers to Stop Subsidising the Pune Municipal Corporation!

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by Lakshmi Narayanan In 2007 waste pickers in Pune stepped out of garbage containers to establish SWaCH, a workers cooperative to provide front end waste management services to their city. SWaCH enabled their transition from waste pickers to service providers. Seven years later, 2300 waste pickers provide daily door to door waste collection services to 4… Read more »

Waste Picker News 5 January 2014

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(English) BURMA. “Burma Could Learn From India: Channeling Diversity into Democracy Instead of Strife.” Epoch Times (4 January 2014) by Venus Upadhayaya. “In a broader picture, India cannot only help us to establish our democratic process, but [can] also help us to look at the question of various ethnic nationalities in a national set-up.” PAKISTAN…. Read more »

Waste Picker News 22 December 2013

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(English) INDIA. “Being the voice of the voiceless.” Bangalore Mirror Bureau (22 December 2013) by Khushali P Madhwani. As the Community Radio movement celebrates a decade of its existence in India, we revisit the story of Radio Active, Bangalore’s first community radio station. KENYA. “Big lift for Kenya’s e-cycling.” Recycling International (19 December 2013).IT equipment… Read more »