Tag: waste pickers

Bogota’s Zero Waste Programme Mayoral Controversy

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On March 2, 2014, Bogota will be holding a referendum on whether to reinstate its Mayor, Gustavo Petro, after he was removed from office by a ruling of Colombia’s Inspector-General Alejandro Ordóñez. The Inspector-General of Colombia has ruled that Petro, who was democratically-elected, Gustavo Petro, should be removed from his position based on actions taken… Read more »

Polêmica do Programa Lixo Zero da Prefeitura de Bogotá

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No dia 2 de março de 2014, Bogotá realizará um plebiscito para decidir se seu Prefeito, Gustavo Petro, retomará seu cargo após perder o cargo devido a uma sentença do Inspetor Geral da Colômbia, Alejandro Ordoñez. O Inspetor Geral da Colômbia decidiu que Petro, que foi eleito por vias democráticas, deveria perder seu cargo devido… Read more »

Global Alliance of Waste Pickers Newsletter

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In November, Inclusive Cities ally the Global Alliance of Waste Pickers released the 8th edition of the Global Alliance of Waste Pickers newsletter, “Struggles and Victories: Waste Pickers on the Frontline.” In this three-month edition, they share a few highlights from waste pickers around the globe. In South Africa, SAWPA called on their government to… Read more »

Waste Picker News 8 December 2013

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(English) INDIA. The Good Road. The Indian Express (9 December 2013) by Suhas Palshikar. However, in a new initiative, SwaCH, an autonomous enterprise that provides front-end waste management services to the citizens of Pune, and ProtoPrint, a social enterprise based in India, have collaborated to resolve the problems of waste pickers. GHANA. New E-Waste Model Facility Developed… Read more »

Update: The Informal Economy Monitoring Study

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by Imraan Valodia WIEGO and its Inclusive Cities partners are engaged in a multi-year longitudinal, 10-city Informal Economy Monitoring Study (IEMS). The IEMS combines qualitative and quantitative research methods to provide an in-depth understanding of how three groups of urban informal workers – home-based workers, street vendors, and waste pickers – are affected by and… Read more »