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Waste Picker News May 5 2013

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(ENGLISH) COLOMBIA. “Waste Pickers in Colombia Earn Formal Recognition.” IPS News (May 05, 2013) by Constanza Vieira. Nora Padilla, one of the six winners of this year’s Goldman environmental prize, dedicates her days to organising informal recyclers in the Colombian capital, where the city’s eight million inhabitants are just now reluctantly starting to classify their… Read more »

Waste Picker News April 28 2013

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(ENGLISH) INDIA. “Chintan celebrated earth day.” Globalrec (April 25, 2013) by Imran Khan. Chintan celebrated Earth Day on April 22nd in partnership with the Indian Railways at the New Delhi Railway Station. The Chintan team along with waste pickers with Safai Sena encouraged commuters to sign pledges, to not litter the station and to crush… Read more »

Waste Picker News April 21 2013

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(ENGLISH) INDIA. “SWaCH cites health issues, waste collection in a mess.” Pune Mirror (April 19, 2013) by Neha Taneja. On Tuesday, 50-year-old Shashi Reyna was left in the lurch, like many other citizens, when the SWaCH waste pickers suddenly refused to collect the adult diapers of her 81-year-old ailing father. Although she could have dumped… Read more »

Waste Picker News April 14 2013

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(ENGLISH) NEPAL. “EU Ambassador distributes safety equipment to waste pickers.” The Himalayan Times (April 10, 2013). EU Ambassador to Nepal Dr. Alexander Spachis distributed safety equipment to a group of waste pickers under the project ‘”Poverty Reduction of Informal Workers in Solid Waste Management Sector (PRISM)” at an event organised in Lalitpur on Wednesday. INDIA…. Read more »

Waste Picker News April 7 2013

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(ENGLISH) INDIA. “Blue collar, Inc.” Hindustan Times (April 7, 2013). Humaira Ansari. Parag Gupta, the US-returned management consultant behind Waste Ventures, ultimately aims to employ 1.5 million garbage collectors across the country. For now, he has launched two projects – in Motihari, and in Damanjodi, Orissa. INDIA. “Waste pickers await disposal system for sanitary napkins.” Sakal… Read more »