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Theme: Informal Economy
Occupational Group(s): Waste Pickers
Ethiopia Ethiopia rubbish landslide kills 48 in Addis Ababa BBC News . (13 March 2017)

At least 48 people have been killed in a landslide at a vast rubbish dump on the outskirts of Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, officials say. They say dozens of people are still missing since the landslide on Saturday night at the Koshe landfill. A resident said 150 people were there at the time.

By Karelia, Gopi.

Had you asked a few years ago, Supriya Bhadakwad, a rag picker from Pune’s Yerwada slum could never have imagined she would be able to afford a higher education for her three children. In fact, until a few decades back there were more children out on the streets as rag pickers than in schools, across slums in Pune.

United States of America A fight for worker's rights may disrupt New York City's recycling flow. AMNY . (28 February 2017)
By Chiusano, Mark.

The company has resisted the union push by 70 employees at the material recovery facility in Brooklyn, forcing city officials to prepare for the possibilities for that recycling if there were a strike.

Senegal Senegal waste pickers fight dump closure. Yahoo Finance . (23 February 2017)
By AAP, .

Despite dire conditions, deadly accidents and toxic air, Mbeubeuss, a sprawling landfill in a suburb of Dakar, is a lifeline for thousands like Farai - allowing them to make a modest living in a country where one in eight are unemployed.

Tanzania, United Republic of 3D printing at the heart of Tanzanian project to reduce plastic waste and save lives. TCT Magazine . (20 February 2017)
By Davie, Sam.

Tanzania is home to both a malaria epidemic and an environment in critical condition. A small technology and innovation company based in Tanzania is working to create a healthier environment and produce more medical tools by re-using plastic waste as 3D printer filament.

By Joshi, Sonam.

Its Red Dot campaign is the first of its kind in India, and aims at encouraging residents to wrap their sanitary waste in a newspaper and mark it with a red dot to help waste pickers to identify and segregate it easily.

India Waste collection centre gets a revamp. The Hindu . (10 February 2017)

This Thursday, however, was different. When the garbage-laden truck pulled into the centre, the waste was poured through a funnel onto a conveyor belt from where it was sorted manually by the waste pickers into piles of bottles, papers, and the like. The segregated waste was them compressed automatically in a multi-purpose baler.

Indonesia Surakarta inches closer to turning trash into power. The Jakarta Post . (9 February 2017)
By Nugroho Adi, Ganug.

The Surakarta administration has begun a project to turn 1.8 million metric tons of trash into electricity at Putri Cempo dump in Central Java.

South Africa New waste-to-energy facility proposed for Drakenstein. Infrastructure News . (8 February 2017)
By Naidoo, Riante.

"Every municipality has informal waste pickers and local recycling groups who are already working in this space, therefore, this has been carefully considered in the design and operation of the facility."

South Africa Waste pickers save the SA economy millions annually. Cape Business News . (31 January 2017)
By User, Super.

According to the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), in 2014 waste pickers saved the country between R310m and R750m in terms of landfill space.