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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 8 September 2013

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Waste pickers in Tibet, by M. Chen

(English) INDIA. Traffic to be diverted ahead of Ganesh festival. DNA (7 September 2013). SWaCH to collect nirmalya from 12 spotS.”For the past six years, waste pickers have been successfully implementing the Nirmalya Collection and Recycling Project with the support of Pune Municipal Corporation(PMC). Last year alone, SWaCH diverted 90 tonne of nirmalya from Pune… Read more »

Waste Picker News 14 July 2013

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Waste pickers, India

(English) INDIA. “Ragpickers prefer to be in deep waters.” The Hindu (13 July 2013) by Smriti Kak Ramachandran. Hounded by miscreants, ragpickers at New Delhi’s Yamuna pushta feel safer in their flooded shanties than government shelters. PHILIPPINES. “World Bank satisfied with welfare projects.” Business Word (9 July 2013). The project seeks to improve the livelihood… Read more »

Waste PIcker News May 26 2013

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(ENGLISH) INDIA. “Waste pickers demand equipment, safety gear.” Times of India (May 25, 2013). Waste pickers from across the city gathered in front of the Pune Municipal Corporation’s (PMC) headquarters on Friday and demanded waste-collection equipment and safety gear. They also sought safe working conditions as promised in a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the… Read more »

Waste Picker News May 12 2013

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(ENGLISH) PHILIPPINES. “Global Environment Facility launches new drive to ‘detox’ planet.” RTCC (May 10, 2013 ). The GEF, World Bank and Environmental Management Bureau are working with six local governments in the Philippines to improve the management of open dumps. INDIA. “VC Backed Nepra Resources Management To Raise Funds.” Deal Curry (May 10, 2013) by… Read more »