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Waste Picker News March 17 2013

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(ENGLISH) PHILIPPINES. “City board chides eco group for threat to sue.” Inquirer News (March 17,2013). They also questioned the city government’s closure of the Inayawan Sanitary Landfill, saying it was done “ without the participation of stakeholders´ including waste pickers. INDIA. “Health department to look into waste pickers’ complaint.” Times of India (March 17, 2013)…. Read more »

Waste Picker News Feb 24 2013

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(ENGLISH) INDIA. “600 Pune waste pickers share their concerns.” DNA  (February 22, 2013). Kagad Kach Patra Kashtakari Panchayat (KKPKP) organised a Kamgar Melava at Lokhande Sabhagriha in Pimpri on Wednesday to highlight the issues, concerns and contributions of waste pickers operating in Pimpri-Chinchwad area. INDIA. “Gogoi directs implementation of social security schemes.” Zee News (February… Read more »

Waste Picker News Feb 17 2013

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(ENGLISH) NIGERIA. “The gold in wastes.” Business Day Online (February 17, 2013) by by Siaka Momoh. If you think those mucky men you see in your neighbourhood daily, rummaging your dustbin for items of interest are the dregs of the society, you are mistaken. These supposedly dregs of the society may not mean anything to… Read more »

Waste Picker News Feb 10 2013

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(ENGLISH) INDIA. “Demand for registering waste pickers.” Times of India (February 10, 2013) by Prasad Kulkarni.Waste pickers from the city have made a demand that state government should register informal workers involved in materials recovery, recycling and solid waste management. Waste pickers and labour activists from cities across Maharashtra including Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad gave… Read more »

Waste Picker News Feb 3 2013

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(ENGLISH) NEPAL. “Pioneer in solid waste management.” The Himalayan Times (January 31, 2013) by Sharada Adhikari. It was during the early 1990s that they started collecting waste from households charging Re 1 per day. And undeterred by any odd and criticism, Thakali with other like-minded women continued their work of waste collection from Kupondole, and… Read more »