Waste Pickers

Como atingir as metas de empoderamento econômico das mulheres: Primeiro, garantir que as mulheres possam reconhecer sua própria dignidade e autoestima

March 12, 2019

Valdete Roza é uma catadora brasileira e líder em sua cooperativa. Ela é pioneira em discussões de gênero com...

How to Hit Women’s Economic Empowerment Targets: First ensure women can recognize their own dignity and self worth

March 8, 2019

Valdete Roza is a Brazilian waste picker and leader in her cooperative who is pioneering gender discussions with her...

New Project Explores How Waste Pickers Can Help Solve the Ocean Plastics Waste Crisis

February 28, 2019
A Q&A with Taylor Cass Talbott

It’s hard to miss the shocking images of heaping plastic floating in the middle...

Topics: Cities

In India, Pune’s Poorest Operate One of the World’s Most Cost-effective Waste Management Models

February 20, 2019
A Q&A with Lakshmi Narayan

As cities across the globe struggle to find efficient, cost-effective ways to manage...

Topics: Organizing

Eye Witness: WIEGO’s Brazilian Waste Expert Dispatches from India

February 5, 2019

WIEGO’s Exposure Dialogue Programme (EDP) on Law and Informality brought global experts to Ahmedabad, India, to stay...

Topics: Livelihoods

Senegal’s Dump Upgrading Doesn’t Have to Displace Waste Pickers

October 1, 2018

The theme of World Habitat Day 2018 is municipal solid waste management and creating “waste wise cities.” In this...

Topics: Cities

Can Waste Pickers Help Solve Delhi’s Towering Trash Problem?

Shalini Sinha, August 27, 2018

With Avi Singh Majithia

Delhi’s Qutub Minar, the tallest minaret in the world, rises high above many of...

Topics: Livelihoods

Waste has Worth — and So Do the Women Working to Collect It

August 21, 2018
A step-by-step guide to building empowerment among women waste pickers

By Sonia Dias and Ana Carolina Ogando


Planeta Verde: cooperativa colombiana revoluciona la recolección de residuos

July 7, 2018

En celebración del Día Internacional de las Cooperativas, hablamos con Martha Elena Iglesias, recicladora y...

Topics: Livelihoods

Planeta Verde: The Colombian Cooperative Revolutionizing Waste Picking

July 6, 2018

In celebration of International Cooperatives Day, we speak with Martha Elena Iglesias, a waste picker and the leader...

Topics: Livelihoods
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