Waste Pickers

How One Brazilian City Used Theater and Song to Popularize Recycling – and the Poor Workers Behind It

April 17, 2018

By Carlin Carr 

Brazil has been a global trailblazer when it comes to integrating waste pickers in solid...

Topics: Livelihoods

Ponen en riesgo el sustento de vida de recicladores informales con proyecto de incineración de basura en la CDMX

Tania Espinosa Sánchez, March 1, 2018

En la Ciudad de México, la polémica continúa creciendo en torno a la construcción de una incineradora de residuos...

Topics: Livelihoods

Threat of A New Waste Incinerator in Mexico City Puts Informal Waste Pickers’ Livelihoods at Risk

Tania Espinosa Sánchez, March 1, 2018

In Mexico City, a controversy is brewing over a proposed billion-dollar waster incinerator that threatens the...

Topics: Livelihoods

Waste pickers in Medellín, Popayán, and Montería receive their first payment as recycling public service providers

Federico Parra, November 23, 2017

Technical team and leaders of ARRECICLAR in Medellín. Photo: Arreciclar

 

Members of four...

Topics: Livelihoods

Recicladores y recicladoras de Medellín y Popayán y Montería reciben primer pago por servicios públicos de reciclaje

Federico Parra, October 9, 2017

Equipo técnico y líderes de ARRECICLAR en Medellín. Foto: Arreciclar

Las organizaciones de recicladores y...

Topics: Livelihoods

Joburg’s Reclaimers Win Important First Victory in Fight Against Privatization

July 31, 2017

By Carlin Carr

On July 13, hundreds of Johannesburg’s informal waste pickers (known locally as “reclaimers...

¿Nos importa realmente nuestra Tierra? Se descuidan las contribuciones de las recicladoras y los recicladores, y se fomentan enormes lucros empresariales.

Lucia Fernandez, April 21, 2017

por Lucía Fernández

Las cosas no son fáciles para quienes protegen a la Tierra

Desastres recientes en dos...

Topics: Economy

Who really cares about our Earth? Neglecting waste pickers’ contributions, promoting huge business profits.

Lucia Fernandez, April 21, 2017
Things are not easy for those protecting the Earth.

Two recent landfill disasters have exposed the dangerous...

Topics: Economy

Reportaje fotográfico: Esfuerzos internos para fortalecer el liderazgo entre las mujeres recicladoras

April 19, 2017

Por Sonia Dias, Ana Carolina Ogando, y Vanessa Pillay

Las mujeres recicladoras se enfrentan a muchos...

Topics: Organizing

Photo Essay: Inside Efforts to Strengthen Leadership among Women Waste Pickers

March 7, 2017

By Sonia Dias, Ana Carolina Ogando, and Vanessa Pillay

Women waste pickers face many challenges in pursuing...

Topics: Organizing
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